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Previewed 16 August 2012, opened 28 August 2012, closed 3 November 2012 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London
The Royal Court Theatre present April De Angelis' play Jumpy starring Tamsin Greig and directed by Nina Raine.
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty.
Please Note: Age guidance 14 plus.
The cast for Jumpy in London at the Duke of York's Theatre features Tamsin Greig who reprises her role from the original 2011 production which was seen at the Royal Court Theatre from 13 October to 19 November 2011. The production is directed by Nina Raine with designs by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Paul Arditti.
"When Hilary was a student she made day trips to Greenham Common and dreamed of a utopian future. Now she's 50, about to lose her job and has a husband who won't tell her she could pass for 43 even to cheer her up. Worse, she has a tearaway teenage daughter. April De Angelis' cruelly funny new play focuses on the agony of a particular generation of women. Coming from a right-on, sexually liberated generation who kicked against the repressive morals of their own parents, they struggle to cope with the rampant precocity of their daughters... Directed by Nina Raine and designed by Lizzie Clachan this is a rapier-sharp comedy that will ring horribly true with the parents of teenagers." The Daily Express
"Writers of contemporary stage comedies have a problem: we are used to good TV sitcoms. So when you present two women bemoaning 50th birthdays, one single and desperate, one with a teenager and dull husband, then add a handsome divorcing neighbour - well, you see the trap. We mustn't feel as if we might as well stay home with a DVD. It has to be chokingly funny, or embrace surreal flashbacks, or deepen and darken into greater significance. So a bouquet to playwright April De Angelis, and to Nina Raine's deft direction. In Jumpy, they tick all three boxes, and express a female predicament without whining." The Times
Jumpy in London at the Duke of York's Theatre previewed from 16 August 2012, opened on 28 August 2012 and closed on 3 November 2012.