Biography of Aimée Stuart
Playwright Aimée Stuart (1886-1981) was born in Glasgow. She first came to prominence when she wrote the passionate memoir, An Airman’s Wife (1918). Two further novels were published before she began to write plays with Philip Stuart including Nine Till Six (1930). Jeannie (1936) was the first play she wrote after his early death, followed by a string of further hits including the almost-openly lesbian play Love of Women (1937) and Lace On Her Petticoat (1951). Many of her plays were made into films, and she also wrote additional dialogue for a number of acclaimed films including Leslie Howard’s The Gentle Sex (1943) and The Wicked Lady (1945).
Jeannie is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.