Jermyn Street Theatre’s Gene David Kirk and Anthony Biggs on fringe success

21st October 2012



Jermyn Street Theatre’s out-going artistic director talks about how he turned this tiny central London venue into a theatrical powerhouse, the venue’s latest coup – Trevor Nunn’s production of Beckett’s All That Fall – and the programme for the coming six months while associate director Anthony Biggs, appointed his successor, shares the experience of working alongside Nunn and outlines his vision for the theatre’s future too. Dominic Cavendish quizzes. Recorded at Jermyn Street Theatre, 19 October 2012.

Let’s look at a three-act play and the beautiful drip-feed of information, and plot, and set-up and pay-off. Where are the writers who are writing those kinds of plays? I think we need to look back and learn again, so we can write plays for the future.