News: Jermyn Street Theatre reveals all-star cast for Restoration comedy reading

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 BassettNicholas Le PrevostDanny SapaniNancy Carroll and Jo Stone-FewingsLove 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 CrownRichard IIIA Midsummer Nights Dream), James Anderson (Holby CityAgatha RaisinFather Brown), Danny Sapani (MisfitsLes BlancsMedea), Ian Gelder (Game of ThronesTitus AndronicusTorchwood), Nicholas Le Prevost (Shakespeare In LoveTestament of YouthStolen), Paul Chahidi (The Taming of the ShrewCymbelineThis Country), Christopher Chung (Waterloo RoadRomeo and JulietHeathers), Nancy Carroll (Father BrownAs You Like ItHenry IV Parts I & II), Lorna Brown (The OresteiaTerminator: Dark FateLittle Light), Linda Bassett (DinnerladiesLarkrise to CandlefordCall the Midwife), Ellie Fanyinka (Death in ParadiseHolby CityLosing Venice), Debbie Chazen (The Smoking RoomTittybangbangMine All Mine),  Hermione Gulliford (Monarch of the GlenDoc MartinRomeo & Juliet), Shaofan Wilson (The WelkinThe Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Secret Love Life of Ophelia), May Walker (Happy Fathers DayMirya), Jules Melvin (Much Ado About NothingPericlesAn 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.

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