The First Man

An explosive tale of male pride

Following the tragic death of their two young daughters, Martha and Curtis Jayson have made a pact to never have any more children. For ten years they have thrown themselves into anthropological fieldtrips around the world, but having finally returned home to Connecticut, they find themselves suffocated by provincial life and the small-town nature of the Jayson family. On the eve of Martha’s 39th birthday, as she longs for another child, Curtis plans to embark on their most ambitious trip yet: an arduous five year expedition to Outer Mongolia on the ultimate quest: the search for the origin of man known as The Missing Link. A highly autobiographical work, this is an explosive tale of male pride, family jealousy and maternal longing from one of America’s greatest playwrights, Eugene O'Neill. Having been converted from a restaurant and club in the early 1990's, The Jermyn Street Theatre has established itself as one of London’s leading Off-West End studio theatres. Since Gene David Kirk became Artistic Director in 2009 the theatre’s creative output has been transformed, with a number critically acclaimed revivals of rarely performed plays including Charles Morgan’s post-war classic The River Line and the UK premiere of Ibsen’s first performed play St John’s Night. Jermyn Street Theatre was nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2011 and won the Stage 100 Best Fringe Theatre in 2012. Not suitable for children under the age of 12. All ticket prices for The First Man include no booking fees. YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one YPlan account if you want to be seated together. You will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. Please note that RV stands for Restricted View. Theatre tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.


Jermyn Street Theatre, Piccadilly Circus

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