Our Season


SUMMER SEASON 2014 | MAY - AUGUST 2014

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The Finborough Theatre under its multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson continues its acclaimed artistic policy of vibrant new writing and unique rediscoveries. Our Summer Season opens with two classic rediscoveries from Northern Ireland. Following the success of the Finborough Theatre’s rediscovery of St John Ervine’s Mixed Marriage in 2011, we now present the first English production in nearly 100 years of his Ulster tragedy John Ferguson, playing 20 May–14 June 2014. It is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 25–10 June 2014 by the first London production for more than 40 years of Stewart Parker's classic 1970s drama Spokesong.

In June, we present a play and a musical – two premieres of the best new writing from the United States. The world premiere of Kevin Kautzman’s multi-award-winning new play, Dream of Perfect Sleep, runs 17 June–12 July 2014; whilst, Hostage Song, the European premiere of the Off-Off Broadway indie rock musical from New York artists Clay McLeod Chapman and Kyle Jarrow plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 22 June–8 July 2014.

The season comes to a close with the long overdue UK premiere of Noël Coward’s play This Was A Man, playing 15 July–2 August 2014; accompanied by a world premiere from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 20–29 July 2014.

The Finborough Arms pub has now reopened and is earning much acclaim for its carefully curated changing selection of craft beers and ciders. More information at www.perfectpint.co.uk/best-real-ale-pubs-UK/15440/Finborough-Arms

Our recent sell out musical adaptation of Thérèse Raquin – first seen as part of our annual Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights – plays at the Park Theatre from 30 July– 24 August 2014, and a original cast recording with full orchestra of our UK premiere production of Ivor Novello's Valley of Song will be released shortly.

AUTUMN SEASON 2014 | AUGUST - OCTOBER 2014

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In August, our TheGreatWar100 series returns to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with two different viewpoints on World War One. An epic drama, told from a German and European perspective, of the world's descent into war, the UK premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth’s epic Sommer 14 – A Dance of Death, in a brand new translation, playing 5–30 August 2014. It is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, between 10–26 August 2014, by Rutland Boughton’s 'music-drama' The Immortal Hour, celebrating the exact centenary of its first performance at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival in August 1914.

In September, we present Scotland Decides/Tha alba a'taghadh2014, a month long season to coincide with the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September 2014, including a new play and three classic Scottish works. The sparkling satirical comedy The Flouers o'Edinburgh by Robert McLellan plays for four weeks from 2–27 September 2014; the English premiere of the Scots verse drama on the life of 'Braveheart'– The Wallace by Sydney Goodsir Smith, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 7–23 September 2014; the English premiere of multi-award-winning Alan Bissett's new play Jock: Scotland on Trial runs for four late night performances between 10–13 September 2014; and a staged reading of John McGrath's seminal Little Red Hen receives a staged reading on the evening of referendum day itself - Thursday, 18 September 2014.

The season comes to a close with a unique rediscovery – the European premiere of the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally – Angelina Weld Grimké's Rachel plays 30 September–25 October 2014, as part of Black History Month. The Celebrating British Music Theatre series also returns with the first London production in more than 50 years of Julian Slade's musical Free As Air, playing on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 5–21 October 2014.

The newly opened Finborough Arms pub continues to earn much acclaim for its carefully curated changing selection of craft beers and ciders. More information at www.finborougharms.co.uk

Our recent sell out musical adaptation of Thérèse Raquin – first seen as part of our annual Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights – plays at the Park Theatre from 30 July– 24 August 2014, and our sell-out rediscovery of Emlyn Williams' Accolade transfers to the St James Theatre from 12 November–13 December 2014.

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