Nearly 50 years after it was first staged in 1970, Philip King’s drama Go Bang Your Tambourine will get a London premiere next month at the Finborough Theatre. Book your tickets now!
Staged by acclaimed theatre company Two’s Company, the production runs at the Earl’s Court venue from 6 to 31 August 2019.
Young David Armstrong misses his mother. Following her death, he now lives alone in their North Country house, a devoted member of the Salvation Army. In the search for some company, David advertises for a lodger, and good-hearted, attractive Bess, a local barmaid, moves in. But when David’s estranged Casanova of a father decides to move back in, uninvited and unwanted, the impossible situation quickly comes to a head…
Two’s Company’s Artistic Director Tricia Thorns directs the production, returning to Finborough Theatre where she previously directed Imaginationship, Red Night and London Wall. An actor and director, she most recently directed the acclaimed revival of Bodies at Southwark Playhouse.
Sebastian Calver, a recent graduate of East 15 Acting School, leads the cast as David Armstrong. He’s joined in the cast by Mia Austin as Bess. She previously worked with Two’s Company on productions including What The Women Did and London Wall. More recently, she played WPC Helen Long in Sky Atlantic series Save Me.
John Sackville plays David’s father, returning to the stage after touring in Headlong’s Richard III earlier this year. The actor, who previously worked with Two’s Company on Imaginationship and A Day by the Sea, is well known for portraying Peter de Courcey in The Crown and Robert Frobisher-Smythe in House of Anubis.
Patience Tomlinson, who appeared opposite Sackville in Imaginationship, completes the cast.
Yorkshire-born playwright Philip King is best known at the creator of classic 1944 farce See How They Run. His other plays include On Monday Next and Serious Charge. Go Bang Your Tambourine was his final play written without a collaborator.
Co-produced by Karl Sydow, in association with Tilly Films and Finborough Theatre, Go Bang Your Tambourine follows current US-set deportation drama Lunatic 19s at the award-winning pub theatre. It is followed, in the autumn, by the European premiere of New Zealand tale of a missing child, Anahera.
Go Bang Your Tambourine runs at Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London, SW10 9ED from 6 to 31 August 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Saturdays and Sundays 3pm. Tickets are priced from £18. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
More about Two’s Company
Two’s Company was launched by Graham Cowley, Ian Talbot and Tricia Thorns in 2003 with the aim of uncovering unjustly forgotten ‘new plays of the past’. These plays were written from the first-hand experience of their authors, often at the time of the events portrayed, but also throw light on our own times. They began with six-year project Forgotten Voices of the Great War, which revived plays by Miles Malleson, Gwen John, Herbert Tremaine, JM Barrie and James Landale. They followed Forgotten Voices with acclaimed productions including London Wall, The Cutting of the Cloth, The Fifth Column, A Day by the Sea and, most recently, Bodies.