SPRING - SUMMER SEASON 2017 | APRIL–JULY 2017
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Our Spring-Summer Season features six premieres and another Finborough rediscovery from Scottish dramatist James Bridie, with the first London production since 1950 of Mr Gillie. Already well known for presenting Canadian work in the UK, we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the UK premiere of Late Company by Jordan Tannahill, “the hottest name in Canadian theatre”; a rediscovery of Footprints On the Moon by Maureen Hunter; and a late night cabaret of the songs of Cree-Canadian Tomson Highway in Songs in the Key of Cree. Our other premieres include Everything Between Us which won playwright David Ireland the Stewart Parker Trust Award, BBC Radio Drama Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award for Best New Play; Jam, the world premiere of a first full length play from new writer Matt Parvin; and the acclaimed new Australian play Food by Steve Rodgers.
As part of the Finborough Theatre’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday, the season opens with the European premiere of Late Company by Jordan Tannahill, playing for a four week season from 25 April-20 May 2017. It runs concurrently with the English premiere of David Ireland’s Everything Between Us, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees between 30 April-16 May 2017.
The world premiere of a first play by new playwright, Jam by Matt Parvin, plays from 23 May-17 June 2017, alongside the rediscovery of Footprints On the Moon by Maureen Hunter, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees between 28 May-13 June 2017. Multi-award-winning Cree-Canadian writer, composer and musician Tomson Highway appears in a one-off late night performance of his music – Songs in the Key of Cree – on Saturday, 6 May.
The season ends with the first production outside Australia of Food by acclaimed Australian playwright Steve Rodgers, playing for a four week limited season from 20 June-15 July 2017, running alongside the first London production in over 60 years of James Bridie’s Mr Gillie on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees between 25 June-11 July 2017.
In other news, My Eyes Went Dark which received its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre in 2015 will transfer Off-Broadway this summer, while Neil McPherson’s It Is Easy To Be Dead – presented at the Finborough Theatre in June 2016 prior to its transfer to Trafalgar Studios – has just been nominated for an Olivier Award.