APRIL - JUNE 2013 SEASON
Ranging from Glasgow to Algiers, from Belfast to New York City, our Spring Season 2013 is an eclectic mix of the three strands of our artistic policy with new writing including premieres from both established writers (Caryl Churchill and Stewart Conn) and new playwrights (Bekah Brunstetter and David Hutchison); a rediscovery (the groundbreaking Ulster classic Over The Bridge, unseen in Great Britain for over fifty years); and musical theatre with the European premiere of a new musical, the Off-Broadway hit, ROOMS – A Rock Romance.
The season opens with the English premiere of Stewart Conn’s I Didn’t Always Live Here, playing from 26 March – 20 April 2013. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 31 March, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 April 2013 is the long-overdue world premiere of Caryl Churchill's The Hospital At The Time Of The Revolution.
May sees the European premiere of a new musical, ROOMS – A Rock Romance with music and lyrics by multi-award-winning composer/lyricist Paul Scott Goodman, directed by award-winning director Andrew Keates, playing 23 April – 18 May 2013. It is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 28, 29, 30 April, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 14 May 2013, by the classic 1960 Ulster sectarian drama Over The Bridge by Sam Thompson.
The season comes to a close with the professional world premiere by the Finborough Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence and one of the USA's hottest young writers, Bekah Brunstetter’s Nothing Is The End Of The World (Except For The End Of The World), playing 21 May – 8 June 2013. It is accompanied by the world premiere of The Blood Is Strong by David Hutchison, a new writer in his 60's (as we firmly believe 'new' playwright shouldn't just mean 'young' playwright) which plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 26, 27, 28 May, 2, 3 and 4 June 2013.
SUMMER SEASON 2013 | JUNE TO AUGUST 2013
Our Summer Season features both our unique rediscoveries – three classic plays from the 1980s including a devastating report from the frontline of Thatcher's Britain, and an 80th birthday celebration of playwright David Storey; and a feminist classic of the 1970s, commemorating the centenary year of suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison – and vibrant new writing –with work from award-winning writers Chris Dunkley and Colleen Murphy.
The season opens with the first London performance in 25 years of Doug Lucie’s chillingly funny Hard Feelings, playing 13 June–6 July. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 16 June, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 1 and 2 July 2013 is the first London production in nearly 30 years of Early Days in celebration of playwright David Storey's 80th birthday.
Commemorating the centenary year of suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison, July sees the first full professional production in more than 35 years of Pam Gems’ feminist classic Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi, playing 9 July–3 August 2013; accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 July 2013 by the world premiere of a new play by award-winning playwright Chris Dunkley, The Precariat.
The season comes to a close with the first UK production in more than 25 years of William M. Hoffman’s As Is, playing 6 August–31 August; while, playing on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 August 2013, we present Colleen Murphy ’s Armstrong’s War in a "fully staged workshop production" prior to its official world premiere at the renowned Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver, B.C.
You can also see productions originally commissioned by the Finborough Theatre in the West End (London Wall at St James Theatre until 1 June) and Off-Broadway (Cornelius at 59E59 Theaters until 30 June).