London-based Master Media Productions is making the film of the play, which has been in the works for the past year and will feature some actors from last spring's London production.
Director Jennifer Hookway who was in New York to see the Broadway version at the Mint Theatre says, "It's fascinating to me that a long forgotten play, not performed in more than 70 years has had such a revival in the last year or so and I'm curious about how Mint came to discover it and decide to do it".
It was recently nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Off-Broadway Theaters & Producers for Best Revival of the season.
London Wall explores the tumultuous lives and love affairs of the women employed as shorthand typists in a busy solicitor's office in 1930's London. Pat Milligan, a naïve young typist, falls for the charms of a predatory junior lawyer. Watching with concern is the firm's senior secretary, her too-timid suitor and several others in the office. Presiding over all is Mr. Walker, gamely trying to navigate a new kind of office where men and women must work side by side. The play made its premiere in May of 1931 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London and was acclaimed for its hyper-realistic depiction of office life as well as its soulful probing of the dreams and desires of its female characters.