The first UK professional production for 80 years
See Jeannie’s star, Mairi Hawthorn, interviewed on London Live.
Aimée Stuart’s warm hearted comedy had a welcome return to the London stage.
“What’s the use of romance if there’s no truth in it?”
It is 1936 in a “wee one-eyed” town in Scotland. Jeannie is a drudge for her mean controlling father, but dreams of a different life. When she receives a large inheritance, she seizes the opportunity to finally escape to the glamour and sophistication of Vienna.
During her travels, she encounters Stanley, a washing machine inventor from Yorkshire, and then a real Viennese Count. But Jeannie is no pushover. She knows her own mind, she is a stickler for the truth, and she hates scroungers.
A 1930s version of the Cinderella story from a rediscovered female playwright, Jeannie is a charming light romantic comedy, ideal for the Festive season, and unseen in London since 1940.