Psychological thriller Lesere for Jermyn Street Theatre

LESERE at Jermyn St Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre goes for a bold production design for Ashley’s Holloway’s vintage psychological thriller, Lesere, which moves into the space this July.

Set in 1920s rural France Jane and John Lesere have survived The Great War and created their own Garden of Eden.

But a charming stranger arrives who destroys their French idyll and shatters their life. Lesere is a thriller which explores the scars of war and the human capacity for survival.

The production will transform the theatre to an in-the-round space in a bold and atmospheric design by Ellan Parry, winner of the Jocelyn Herbert award and Linbury prize finalist.

It will feature a haunting original score by Greg Batsleer, recipient of the Arts Foundation fellowship award and 2014 nominee for Off West End award for sound design.

Lesere is Holloway’s debut work for the stage following writing the screenplays for several short films.

Most recently he has completed the script for a full-length feature film Jamestown, a comedy set in the mid-1700s. He is currently writing Hounds of Plenty, bringing the events of Jamestown to the stage, and the feature film Bird Island, a political thriller set in the 1980s.

Lesere, directed by Donnacadh O’Briain, runs from July 7-August 1.

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