Jeannie by Aimée Stuart

Nicolette Kay directs this brand new revival of a forgotten classic, for its first London production in 80 years at the Finborough Theatre. Pamela Schermann production manages.

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It is 1936 in a “wee one-eyed” town in Scotland. Jeannie is a drudge for her mean controlling father, but dreams of a different life. When she receives a large inheritance, she seizes the opportunity to finally escape to the glamour and sophistication of European travel.

During her stay in Vienna, she encounters Stanley, a washing machine inventor from Yorkshire, and then a real Viennese Count. But Jeannie is no pushover. She knows her own mind, she is a stickler for the truth, and she hates scroungers…A 1930s version of the Cinderella story from a rediscovered female playwright, Jeannie is a charming light romantic comedy, ideal for the Christmas season, and unseen in London since 1940.

Season must end 22 Dec.

Mairi Hawthorn as Jeannie (Photo: Ali Wright)