Look closely at the bare brick wall in these images from the rehearsals of Napoli, Brooklyn and you’ll see some exquisite design work adding colour to the rehearsal room. Check out what went on before the production hit the road, then book your tickets for its Park Theatre season.
The drama runs at the Finsbury Park venue from 13 June to 13 July 2019.
Napoli, Brooklyn is the story of an Italian-American family in 1959. It explores the struggle in immigrant families which is passed down from generation to generation, particularly for women. Set in Brooklyn, it’s a story of strong women taking risks to define a generation as they are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
Meghan Kennedy’s play was first staged by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre, New York two years ago. This new production is the drama’s European premiere. The coming-of-age tale, which follows the plight of three sisters, was inspired by her own mother’s incredible story.
Lisa Blair directs this new co-production between Original Theatre Company and Park Theatre, which features a cast including Georgia May Foote, Hannah Bristow, Mona Goodwin, Gloria Onitiri, Stephen Hogan, Robert Cavanah, Madeleine Worrall and Laurie Ogden.
The Original Theatre Company has been touring the country since 2004. In 2018 alone, it toured to 31 venues, playing to more than 82,000 audience members. It follows Napoli, Brooklyn with a new adaptation of Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch in the summer.
Napoli, Brooklyn is part of a Park Theatre summer season that also includes the world premiere of The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, VanThahn Productions’ Summer Rolls and satire on the entertainment industry An Actor’s Nightmare.
Napoli, Brooklyn runs at Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP from 13 June to 13 July 2019, with performances Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, matinees Thursday and Saturday 3pm. Tickets are priced from £18.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!