The Voice of the Turtle

Author(s): John van Druten Company: Jermyn Street Theatre
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre, London Dates:

I always think that everyone ought to be in love with someone.

New York, 1943. Sally Middleton has sworn off love, vowing to focus on her stage career instead. However, her best friend and fellow actor Olive Lashbrooke has other plans. When Olive discovers that an old flame is in town, Sally finds herself stuck consoling Olive’s current beau, Sergeant Bill Page. Trapped in Sally’s apartment to escape the rain with only cocktails for company, what will happen when two people bruised by love are thrown together for a weekend?

This heart-warming comedy by John Van Druten – best-known for I Am A Camera, which formed the basis of the book for Cabaret – originally ran for 1,557 performances, making it one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history. This witty, wise and romantic play returns to the West End for the first time since it played at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1947. Directed by Philip Wilson who returns to Jermyn Street Theatre after the success of The Oyster Problem, it follows on from JST’s acclaimed revival of Van Druten’s Flowers of the Forest in 2014.

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