(2018) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie « The Dazzling Nicola Coughlan


Nicola as Joyce Emily

Directed by: Polly Findlay
Written by: David Harrower
Cast Members: Lia Williams, Rona Morrison, Helena Wilson
Venue: Donmar Warehouse
Production Dates: June 4 – July 28, 2018
Genre: Drama


Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what’s more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress’ hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie’s indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.

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