Playing Jane Landmark Arts Centre

Landmark Arts Centre opens for special live performance

Landmark Arts Centre opens for special live performance

Stars come together to support Teddington’s much-loved venue

A host of actors from stage and screen will be heading to Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre for a live socially-distanced special performance to raise funds for the venue.

Amanda Root, Tim McMullan, Abigail Cruttenden, and Felicity Duncan are among the stars that will perform in Playing Jane, three parlour plays from Rosina Filippi’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novels.

Says Lesley Bossine, Arts Centre Manager: “Actors and audiences alike have been starved of live performance for months during lockdown and it’s very exciting to be able to host this special production. To have such a high-profile cast come together will make this fundraising event a ‘must-see ’production for our audiences and Austen lovers.”

Added play director, Amanda Root: “As with many arts venues, the Covid pandemic has left The Landmark struggling to survive. Rosina believed that the arts should be for everyone, and we feel passionate to uphold her vision, to help the Landmark continue its vital work and bring live and vibrant theatre back to Teddington at a time when so many are unable to enjoy this experience.”

The cast hope to tour the production to other venues in the UK over the coming months, depending on the lifting of restrictions on live performance. Playing Jane runs on 4 and 5 September from 7.30 pm and all profits will go to the Save The Landmark fundraising appeal. The performance will be in the round, with audience seating around tables of 4 people. Tickets cost £50 and each table will include a bottle of wine per couple. Waiter service and bar will be available. Box office opens 11 August, at or for telephone bookings call: 020 8977 7558.