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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

By Jay Presson Allen
Adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark

Festival TheatreTicketsPrice: from £10

Overview

But you girls are my life now. I am the potter and you are my pride. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.

1931. Edinburgh. Schoolmistress Jean Brodie prizes beauty, truth and art above the curriculum, reaching beyond the classroom to find lessons in galleries, theatres and the opera. For her favoured set of girls – Sandy, Jenny, Monica and Mary – she is a fascinating enigma.

And it’s not only twelve-year-olds who are drawn to the provocative Miss Brodie. There’s Gordon Lowther, the diffident music teacher, whom she visits every Sunday, and the raffish married art teacher, Teddy Lloyd.

But not everyone is an admirer. Brodie’s unconventional style challenges the established order at Marcia Blaine School, and a headmistress who doesn’t wish lessons to be taught in the open air and minds to be recklessly expanded.

As the girls grow up and innocence gives way to experience, trust turns to doubt about their teacher. Soon, being a woman and an iconoclast, in a turbulent political age, becomes downright dangerous.

Jay Presson Allen’s bold, searching and funny play, written in 1966, was adapted from the 1961 novel by Muriel Spark. A hit both in London and on Broadway, it successfully transferred to the screen in 1969. 

This new production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, whose many Chichester productions include Shadowlands (2019), The Winslow Boy (2018) and Half A Sixpence (2016). 


Prologue 17 Blue Teal.

Prologue tickets available from 29 February

Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Rachel Kavanaugh

Director

Robert Jones

Designer

Howard Harrison

Lighting Designer

Catherine Jayes

Music

Fergus O'Hare

Sound Designer

Georgina Lamb

Movement Director

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

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Pricing

Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
Previews/Press Nights£10£10£10£29£33
All other performances£10£18£30£39£43
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Friends : £2 off non-Saver tickets
Groups 8+ Monday and Tuesday: £29 per ticket
Groups 8+ Wednesday - Friday: £5 off each ticket
Groups 40+ Wednesday - Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser
School and College Groups 10+ Monday - Friday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
Family tickets (excludes Saturday evenings): Half Price for up to four U16s with every full price paying adult. Discounts applied at the checkout. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Over 60s Monday - Thursday: £2 off
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Half Price
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Standby from one hour before the performance: £8.50
£5 Prologue Tickets available for 16-25 year olds: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
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All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
All venues: Discounts do not apply on Previews and Press Nights
Festival Theatre: Discounts apply to top three price bands only
Festival Theatre: Some seating areas may not be available for all performances

Content and Themes

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Language      None
Nudity            Female nudity on one brief occasion
Violence        None
Themes         Mild references to sexual activity. Education, politics of the 1930s, relationships between teachers and students.

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