Jermyn Street Theatre and Ardent Theatre Company

1934, Bedford Square, London. In their beautiful and tasteful home Naomi and Lewis Jacklin live a contented, if unromantic, life of luxury. But when her disapproving sister Mercia arrives unexpectedly one evening with some of Naomi's old belongings, memories of the past, long since forgotten, flicker to life: a vicarage in Sussex in October 1914, and a final dinner before the men leave for war.

Set during and after the First World War, John van Druten's Flowers of the Forest is an enthralling, heart-wrenching story of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the most acclaimed playwrights of the 1930s.


Writer John Van Druten
Director Anthony Biggs
Designer Victoria Johnstone
Lighting Designer Charlie Lucas
Assistant Director Joshua Stamp-Simon
Stage Manager & Sound Design Gareth McLeod
LX Operator Thom Collins
Press Relations David Burns PR
Publicity Design Carla Evans
Programme Design Cherry Truluck





Naomi Jacklin Sophie Ward
Mercia Huntbach Debra Penny
Lewis Jacklin Mark Straker
Beryl Hodgson Victoria Rigby
Leonard Dobie Max Wilson
Rev. Percy Huntbach Patrick Drury
Mrs. Huntbach Alwyne Taylor
Richard Newton-Clare Gabriel Vick
Thomas Lindsay Daniel Fine
Mrs Ettles Jennie Goossens
Matheson Gareth McLeod


Artistic Director Anthony Biggs
General Manager Penny Horner
Technical Manager Thom Collins
Education & Development Dr Cindy Crawford
Casting Director Jane Deitch