Tuneful trumpets and candlesticks wielded in anger – take a look at our gallery of rehearsal images to get a hint of what you might expect from Philip King’s 1970 drama Go Bang Your Tambourine when it opens at Finborough Theatre next month. 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, John Sackville and Patience Tomlinson.
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!