Our Season


SUMMER SEASON | MAY - AUGUST 2015

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"A small theater taken over by large imaginations." The New York Times

The Finborough Theatre – under multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson – celebrates its 35th year with a Summer Season of even more vibrant new plays and unique rediscoveries.

The season opens with the return of the Finborough Theatre's occasional TheGreatWar100 series with a rediscovery – commissioned by the Finborough Theatre – and a new play. Commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, the first UK production in over fifty years of Alan Seymour’s The One Day of the Year – directed by Wayne Harrison, former Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company, and starring Mark Little runs from 19 May to 13 June 2015. Running alongside it, Stony Broke in No Man’s Land, a world premiere written and directed by John Burrows, and performed by two original members of the Number 1 chart-topping group, The Flying Pickets, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 24 May to 9 June. There are also two afternoon staged readings of Miss Wilson's Waterloo, a new play by Ellis Jones and Martin Wimbush, on Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 June to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

In June and July, Purni Morell, Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre, directs the first major revival of Ted Whitehead’s Alpha Beta for more than forty years, playing from 18 June to 18 July. It is accompanied by the world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin, playing on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 21 June to 14 July.

The season culminates with two world premieres. Previously seen as a sold out Sunday/Monday/Tuesday run at the Finborough Theatre in 2013, and following an acclaimed National Tour, Operation Crucible by new playwright Kieran Knowles returns to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, from 28 July to 22 August. It is accompanied by a new play from the award-winning Finborough Playwright on Attachment Steven Hevey – We Know Where You Live plays Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2 to 18 August 2015.

For full information, please visit our Productions page.

AUTUMN SEASON | AUGUST - NOVEMBER 2015

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"The jewel in the crown of the London fringe...
Probably the most influential fringe theatre in the world." Time Out

The Finborough Theatre – under multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson – celebrates its 35th year with an Autumn Season of even more vibrant new plays and unique rediscoveries.

The season opens with the world premiere of My Eyes Went Dark by Matthew Wilkinson. Starring Thusitha Jayasundera and Cal MacAninch, this gripping new play based on real events plays from 25 August–19 September. It plays alongside the European premiere of This Heaven by the acclaimed new Aboriginal Australian writer Nakkiah Lui, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 30 August–15 September.

Originally seen as a staged reading at Vibrant 2014 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights, The Sweethearts by exciting new writer Sarah Page receives its world premiere from 22 September–17 October. It plays alongside Horniman's Choice, an evening of four rediscovered one act plays by dramatists from the 'Manchester School' – Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse – originally championed by Annie Horniman of the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain, in their first UK professional productions in over 90 years on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 27 September–13 October.

The season culminates with a rediscovery and the seventh consecutive year of our new plays festival Vibrant 2015 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights. Treasure by David Pinski is a classic of Yiddish theatre from 1905, and only now receiving its long-overdue UK premiere, from 20 October–14 November, in a new version by former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Colin Chambers. Vibrant 2015 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights returns for its seventh year with twelve staged readings of new plays from 25 October–12 November. A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes as we continue to discover and develop tomorrow's plays today, brought to life by some of the UK's most talented actors and directors.

For full information, please visit our Productions page.

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