The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

4.2 (5) · Modern, Contemporary

A new adaptation by David Harrower, based on the novel by Muriel Spark.


At Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Miss Jean Brodie presides over her ‘set’, her chosen few. In return for their absolute devotion, Miss Brodie will provide an education far beyond the confines of the curriculum.

Great teachers leave a mark. Miss Jean Brodie's will never be erased.

In the 100th anniversary year of Muriel Spark’s birth, her iconic novel receives an arresting new stage adaption by David Harrower, with Lia Williams in the title role. Polly Findlay returns to the Donmar to direct, following her acclaimed production of Limehouse.

Critic reviews

Lia Williams is revelatory in this new Muriel Spark adaptation

The Independent

Elegant adaptation of the well-loved novel that’s beautifully acted, but unsatisfying

The Stage

An evening offering tragedy, comedy and food for thought in equal measure


An impressive and unflinching fusion of caustic humour, darkness and elfin charm

Evening Standard

Lia Williams dances away from the shadow of past interpretations

The Telegraph

Lia Williams is superb in David Harrower’s adaptation of the novel, directed by Polly Findlay

The Guardian

A superb Lia Williams gives a memorable turn in the Donmar’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Times

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 4 Jun - Sat 28 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


41 Earlham St, Seven Dials WC2H 9LX London, UK · Get Directions
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