Jermyn Street Theatre revives Diary of a Nobody adaptation

Last Updated on 20 June 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Keith Waterhouse’s adaptation of George and Weedon Grossmith’s The Diary of a Nobody, Mr and Mrs Nobody, is to be staged at Jermyn Street Theatre in London

Mr and Mrs Nobody Jermyn Street

Miranda Foster and Edward Baker-Duly are to play the leads in a revival of Keith Waterhouse’s Mr and Mrs Nobody at Jermyn Street Theatre in London.

The play, based on the classic late-Victorian novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith, will run from 6 July to 31 July 2021, with opening night on 7 July.

It follows the “haphazard” marriage of Charles and Carrie Pooter, played by Baker-Duly and Foster, through seaside holidays and disastrous dinner parties.

Directed by Gabriella Bird, the show will be the headliner for the final third of Jermyn Street Theatre’s reopening Footprints Festival.

Jermyn Street Theatre’s artistic director, Tom Littler, said: “Evelyn Waugh said that The Diary of a Nobody was the funniest book ever written, and it’s hard to disagree. It’s a story of domesticity, marriage and class that’s both of its time and persistently recognisable. Keith Waterhouse’s delightful script summons the spirit of the age and brings the Pooters to life.”

Other highlights of the final part of the festival include On Arriving starring Sophia Eleni, Saviour written and performed by Helen Reuben, Jack Klaff’s The Whole Shebang, Sweet William with Michael Pennington, Gareth Armstrong’s Wilde Without the Boy, and Francesca Murray-Fuentes’ Love in a Time of Corona.

The £25 Festival Pass provides a 25% discount on all in-theatre and at-home performances at the Footprints Festival.

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