An all-star cast has assembled for an online reading of William Wycherley’s 1671 comedy Love in a Wood, presented by Jermyn Street Theatre, conceived and directed by Hermione Gulliford, and performed in aid of Equity Charitable Trust.
Word spreads fast in Restoration England. When romantic idealist Valentine makes a secret return from exile in France, he hears whispers that his lover Christina has been untrue. The thing is, Valentine is only jealous because his friend Vincent said that the hapless rogue Ranger had taken a liking to Christina. So, while Vincent and Ranger run amok, Valentine takes it upon himself to discover the truth. But can he see the wood from the trees…?
This free online reading of a 1671 comedy by William Wycherley (The Country Wife) is performed in aid of Equity Charitable Trust, supporting industry professionals in need of urgent assistance. Conceived and directed by Hermione Gulliford, and featuring an all-star cast including Linda Bassett, Nicholas Le Prevost, Danny Sapani, Nancy Carroll and Jo Stone-Fewings, Love in a Wood’s premiere will be hosted on the Jermyn Street Theatre YouTube channel.
Love In A Wood is free to view with donations requested for Equity Charitable Trust through the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hermione-gulliford1
The reading stars Jo Stone-Fewings (The Hollow Crown, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), James Anderson (Holby City, Agatha Raisin, Father Brown), Danny Sapani (Misfits, Les Blancs, Medea), Ian Gelder (Game of Thrones, Titus Andronicus, Torchwood), Nicholas Le Prevost (Shakespeare In Love, Testament of Youth, Stolen), Paul Chahidi (The Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline, This Country), Christopher Chung (Waterloo Road, Romeo and Juliet, Heathers), Nancy Carroll (Father Brown, As You Like It, Henry IV Parts I & II), Lorna Brown (The Oresteia, Terminator: Dark Fate, Little Light), Linda Bassett (Dinnerladies, Larkrise to Candleford, Call the Midwife), Ellie Fanyinka (Death in Paradise, Holby City, Losing Venice), Debbie Chazen (The Smoking Room, Tittybangbang, Mine All Mine), Hermione Gulliford (Monarch of the Glen, Doc Martin, Romeo & Juliet), Shaofan Wilson (The Welkin, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Secret Love Life of Ophelia), May Walker (Happy Father’s Day, Mirya), Jules Melvin (Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, An Inspector Calls).
Love In A Wood is edited by Daniel Morley-Fletcher and stage managed by Lou Ballard.
The reading will premiere on Jermyn Street Theatre’s YouTube channel.