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April 2016

Review for My Dear Miss Terry in the Brighton Argus.

 

"Jean Rogers is beautiful, charming and her voice is  perfect" Read full review here >>

 

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March 2016

My Dear Miss Terry

My  Dear Miss Terry …  a  celebration of the love letters between the Irish literary genius,

 George Bernard  Shaw, and the much adored English actress, Dame Ellen Terry, opened to enthusiastic audiences at the Rialto Theatre, Brighton on 31st March 2016, after previewing at the Alexandra Studio Theatre, Bognor Regis.

 

"If Jean Rogers’ dramatised account of the epistolary love affair between George Bernard Shaw and Ellen Terry does nothing else, it illustrates what we have lost in an internet age.  Fragmented and ungrammatical tweets and emails will never achieve the depth or drama of a letter and are likely to be deleted upon receipt".  (The Brighton Argus)

 

These evocative and romantic letters, compiled and written into a compelling narrative by Jean Rogers, are regarded by many as the greatest love letters ever written.  They are read and explored by Paddy O’Keeffe of the award-winning BERNARD SHAW INVITES YOU, which received five-star reviews and won the Argus Angel Award in the Brighton Fringe, going on to successful runs in London, Dublin and New Delhi; and Jean Rogers, formerly Dolly Skilbeck in  Yorkshire Television’s EMMERDALE.  Jean enjoyed seasons with Sir Laurence Olivier's Chichester Festival Theatre and was a founder member of his National Theatre Company.

 

The intimate exchange of letters between playwright and actress paints a vivid picture, through pathos and joy, of Theatre at the end of the nineteenth century on the brink of change.

 

“Jean Rogers is beautiful, charming and her voice is perfect: Paddy O’Keeffe must wake up wondering if he really is GBS and will become a teetotal vegetarian on a bicycle”.  (The Brighton Argus)

 

My Dear Miss Terry... brings an intriguing and almost contemporary feel to the Victorian correspondence which began in 1892 – an interesting and fascinating ‘literary affair’, enjoyed long before the World Wide Web. 

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September 2016

 

Jean as 'Queen' Angie in Christopher Murdoch's new film, "Valentine's Day".

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April 2017

"From a comedy perspective, Murdoch proves himself to be more capable. There is a spiky pace to the piece, allowing the swift execution of the plot points and numerous guffaws to commence. A particular favourite was the introduction of Angie which was scripted brilliantly and superbly performed by Rogers." - UK FILM REVIEW

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September 2017

Jean Rogers is awarded a Women’s Gold Badge by the Trades Union Congress for her work on gender equality!

Click here for a video of Jean's reaction to winning the TUC Women's Gold Badge!

November 2018

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