Wednesday 7 March 2007
Theatre Royal, Bath

The Letter


Jenny Seagrove
and Anthony Andrews in
The Letter
By W Somerset Maugham
Directed by Alan Strachan

When the wife of a Malaysian rubber planter is witnessed murdering a local playboy, she claims it was self-defence. Convinced of her innocence, her husband hires a family friend to defend her. However a mysterious letter subsequently comes to light, casting doubt on her integrity and threatening to cost her everything she has.

The 1940 film version of Somerset Maugham's classic and atmospheric tale of revenge and deceit received 7 Oscar nominations including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Actress’ for Bette Davis.

Jenny Seagrove makes a welcome return to the Theatre Royal Bath. She is known to millions as Jo Mills, star of the BBC’s most watched drama Judge John Deed alongside Martin Shaw. Her many starring roles on television also include the title role of Emma Harte in A Woman of Substance. Jenny Seagrove’s extensive West End theatre credits have seen her play lead roles in every Shaftesbury Avenue playhouse.