Our Season


SUMMER SEASON 2016 | MAY - AUGUST 2016

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Our Summer Season features three world premieres of new writing including the return of our THEGREATWAR100 series, a rediscovery from John Osborne and, continuing our commitment to Canadian writing, two plays about politics – a classic and a new play, both in their European premieres.

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre opens its Summer Season with the world premiere of a new play, Stone Face by Eve Leigh running 17 May–11 June 2016. It runs alongside the London premiere – and the first production in over 40 years – of John Osborne's A Subject Of Scandal And Concern, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 22 May–7 June 2016.

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the Finborough Theatre's THEGREATWAR100 series continues with the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead about war poet Charles Sorley plays from 15 June–9 July 2016. It plays concurrently with the European premiere of a Canadian classic, Maggie and Pierre, about Pierre and Maggie Trudeau, the parents of Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 19 June–5 July 2016.

The world premiere of a first play by an exciting new playwright, Amy Ng, Shangri-La plays from 12 July–6 August 2016. The season comes to an end with the controversial new Canadian play, the European premiere of Proud by Michael Healey, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 17 July–2 August 2016.

For full information, please visit http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions.php

AUTUMN SEASON 2016 | AUGUST - OCTOBER 2016

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Our Autumn Season features all three of the strands of our acclaimed artistic policy with vibrant new writing, unique rediscoveries and music theatre. The season features five brand new plays – a 60th anniversary season from the National Youth Theatre including new plays by two Olivier Award-nominated playwrights and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist; as well as two world premieres about the refugee and immigrant experience from award-winning North American dramatists. We also present a unique rediscovery – the first UK production in nearly 90 years of Noël Coward's Home Chat; and the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical.

The season opens with a season of new writing from the National Youth Theatre, playing 9–27 August 2016, celebrating the NYT's 60th anniversary: James Fritz's The Fall plays 9–13 August 2016; Bola Agbaje’s Bitches plays 16–20 August 2016, and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist plays 23–27 August 2016.

Continuing our commitment to unique rediscoveries, Noël Coward’s Home Chat receives its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, playing from 30 August–24 September 2016, running alongside the world premiere of the award-winning The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 4–20 September 2016.

The UK premiere of Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s multi-award winning Off-Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, based on the play by Elmer Rice, plays from 28 September–22 October 2016. It plays concurrently with the UK debut of multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy’s Trident Moon, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Monday and Tuesday matinees from 9–18 October 2016.

You can also see our productions elsewhere with My Eyes Went Dark at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August, and Operation Crucible at the Sheffield Crucible in September.

For full information, please visit http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions.php

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