Saying Goodbye to Somerset House

8 November 2019


It’s been all systems go these past two weeks at JHI. From boxing up the office to opening nights and ever so exciting announcements, we’ve been non-stop.

We saw the opening of 4.48 Psychosis at the New Diorama Theatre last week, this powerful production of Sarah Kane’s haunting play was expertly performed by Deafinitely Theatre. The show closed on Wednesday after captivating audiences for two weeks. From one innovative play to another, we also had the opening night of Frankenstein at the Southwark Playhouse. Putting a modern spin on the classic tale, the National Youth Theatre’s production uses Artificial Intelligence to explore what it means to be human. Frankenstein is open until the 30th November so make sure you get your tickets for this unusual show – perfect for those missing Halloween!

We’ve also had an exciting casting announcement. Frantic Assembly’s I Think We Are Alone has found its stars in Chizzy Akudolu, Charlotte Bate, Polly Frame, Caleb Roberts, Simone Saunders and Andrew Turner. We can’t wait to see them in their roles when they head out on tour this February.

Speaking of announcements, we also shared the news that bestselling Irish authors Marian Keyes and Roddy Doyle will be in conversation with special guest interviewers in London and Dublin next year. If you’re a book lover, you won’t want to miss out on these fascinating (and hilarious!) authors’ live events.

We also worked with our friends at Fane to promote A Conversation with Julie Andrews at the Southbank Centre and what a lovely afternoon it was.

Next month, the first ever Words Weekend festival will be taking over the Sage, Gateshead for three days of interesting interviews, fun family activities and thought-provoking talks as well as music and spoken word performances. With only four weeks left to go until the festival begins, we are in final countdown mode and so excited to see Words Weekend come to life.

In JHI team news, Lara took part in Cook for Good, a charity project to prepare food for those in need. She shared this rewarding experience with members of the Original Talent team.

Lastly, we are thrilled to have moved offices this week to join our Original Talent colleagues at Haymarket House. Though we are sad to leave the beautiful Somerset House behind, we said goodbye in style with ice skating in the courtyard and drinks in the office. Here’s to a new chapter!