Jermyn St Theatre



The new summer season VIVIEN: Letter To Larry,

by Donald Macdonald plays Jermyn Street Theatre, August 4- 22.


Chiming with the new Vivien archive and newly discovered intimately detailed letters from Larry, and following it’s Paris world-premiere- the play VIVIEN:Letter To Larry brings the essence of Vivien into the heart of the West End 50 years since she was on an English stage, or in a film.

Donald Macdonald’s “Letter to Larry”  exposes Vivien’s every facet, with                                      "great force and fragility". " Astonishing. Devouring passion incarnated bewitchingly, almost as if by magic by an actress without match."Le Nouvel Observateur

"There is high tension in Letter to Larry, and Susie Lindeman literally fragments. This is the revelation of a magnificent actress.  Macdonald’s poignant play is filled with emotion, infinite grace, and surprising dynamic" CULTUREBOX

"An interpretation of genius, tour-de- force .Exquisitely written…holds the audience in suspense "Reg’Arts       

  When Laurence Olivier asks her for a divorce , her response creates a world-wide sensation, and although she said she would ‘naturally do whatever he wishes” she is  determined to win him back.  Then, a new revelation takes her to the edge, and she fights for his love- and her life.

Amid the heartbreak and tragic,  humour and magic remain. “The press used to call us  America’s most famous lovers- curious since we’re both British”.


 Performed by Susie Lindeman  (Merchant Ivory’s Howards End,  title role in Catherine, Maigret, Let Them Eat Cake- and 5 West End roles including opposite Vivien’s early co-star Rex Harrison) This season is in a new collaboration with Video Artist Mic Gruchy and director Cal McCrystal

"I still havent replied to your letter. I recite like the lines of a play- my farewell speech to you"

The new London season


VIVIEN: Letter To Larry

by Donald Macdonald, 

plays Jermyn Street Theatre.

Aug 4-22 Mon-Fri 7.30pm Sats 3.30 and 7.30 Thurs Aug 20 3.30pm


"I still havent replied to your letter. I recite like the lines of a play- my farewell speech to you"