My Dear Miss Terry…
My Dear Miss Terry … a celebration of the love letters between the Irish literary genius, George Bernard Shaw, and the much adored English actress, Dame Ellen Terry, opens at the Rialto Theatre, Brighton on Thursday, 31st March at 7.30pm for three performances including a 2.30pm matinee, previewing at the Alexandra Studio Theatre, Bognor Regis, on Easter Sunday, 27th March at 7pm.
These evocative and romantic letters, compiled and written into a compelling narrative by Jean Rogers, are regarded by many as the greatest love letters ever written. They are read and explored by Paddy O’Keeffe of the award-winning BERNARD SHAW INVITES YOU, which received five-star reviews and won the Argus Angel Award in the Brighton Fringe, going on to successful runs in London, Dublin and New Delhi; and Jean Rogers, formerly Dolly Skilbeck in Yorkshire Television’s EMMERDALE. Jean enjoyed seasons with Sir Laurence Olivier’s Chichester Festival Theatre and was a founder member of his National Theatre Company.
The intimate exchange of letters between playwright and actress paints a vivid picture, through pathos and joy, of Theatre at the end of the nineteenth century on the brink of change.
My Dear Miss Terry… brings an intriguing and almost contemporary feel to the Victorian correspondence which began in 1892 – an interesting and fascinating ‘literary affair’, enjoyed long before the World Wide Web.