Premiere of Letter to Larry at the Jermyn Street Theatre
Thursday 24 May 2012
Written and directed by Donald Macdonald, Letter to Larry previews at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 5th June to 16th June.
In 1960, while starring in “Duel Of Angels” on Broadway, Vivien Leigh received a letter from Laurence Olivier asking for a divorce. Her response created a worldwide sensation. Scarlett, Cleopatra, and Blanche were her fire, but Larry was the light. Known for her magic, and thrown by mental illness, Vivien now fights for his love ...and her life.
In Letter to Larry, Vivien recalls their "offering to Queen Elizabeth II in her Coronation year". In anticipation of Vivien’s centenary year (2013) with premiere seasons in London and New York next year, this new play previews in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year at Jermyn Street Theatre. On 14th June there is a special performance supporting the charity MIND.
Donald Macdonald is an actor/writer/director. He made his West End début onstage at The Wyndhams in 1986, followed by international screen and stage roles. In 2011 he performed a one-man play of St John in Edinburgh, London and New York. He is an award-winning screenwriter, whose other stage plays include Caravan, Boulevard Play, Hot Taps and Seasons.
Susie Lindeman’s West End credits include Sons Of Cain (Wyndhams) The Admirable Crichton (Haymarket), Prin, (Lyric) The Deep Blue Sea (Apollo). Further stage credits: A Dolls House, Sweet Phoebe, 4.48 Psychosis, Madame Melville, Kafka In Love, Hammerklavier, The Paris Letter. Screen credits includes Merchant Ivory’s Howards End, Maigret, Let Them Eat Cake, Razzle Dazzle, Palace of Dreams, Robbery Under Arms, Melba and her break-through title role in the award-winning Thames TV film Catherine.