Artistic Director Jez Bond today announces Park Theatre’s new Spring Summer 2017 season, with an array of new writing across both spaces including several world premiere comedies together with the long-awaited European premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Braodway hit Chinglish, an acclaimed musical revival of Jonathan Larson’s tick tick BOOM! and an all-male staging of A Clockwork Orange.
Jez Bond says:
“Our new season is full of firsts. There’s a whole host of new writing, including the world premiere of Madame Rubinstein which has been developed and co-produced by Park Theatre and that I’m thrilled to be directing. For the first time ever, we have an access performance programmed for every production, which alongside our creative learning and ticketing initiatives, ensures that more people than ever can enjoy Park Theatre. As well as the excitement of a new season of work, we are also upgrading our sales channels, meaning an even better customer experience from start to finish. All of this is delivered by our small and dedicated team who continue, as ever, to work without any government subsidy for core funding.”
Hilarious new comedy Raising Martha by David Spicer, starring Morgana Robinson (BBC1’s The Agency), Joel Fry (ITV’s Plebs), Jasper Britton (The Libertine, West End) and Tom Bennett (E4’s Phoneshop) opens the season, marking the show’s world premiere. It runs 11 January to 11 February 2017, with a press night on 17 January.
Action to the Word’s award-winning all-male version of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange follows with a blend of electrifying and testosterone filled physical theatre. It runs 14 February to 18 March 2017, with a press night on 16 February.
Tony award-winning and Pulitzer prize finalist David Henry Hwang returns to Park Theatre following the success of Yellow Face (Park Theatre 2013, National Theatre transfer 2014) with the European premiere of his Broadway hit comedy, Chinglish, directed by Andrew Keates. It runs 22 March to 22 April 2017, with a press night on 28 March.
Park Theatre and Oliver Mackwood in association with TBO productions present the world premiere of brand new comedy Madame Rubinstein. Directed by Park Theatre Artistic Director Jez Bond and starring the BAFTA award-winning Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Romeo & Juliet), this is a bright new comedy about the woman who invented beauty, Helena Rubinstein. It runs 26 April to 27 May 2017, with a press night on 3 May.
The season in Park200 concludes with the world premiere of Twitstorm by Chris England, a hilarious exploration of what can happen when the self-righteousness of social media gets out of hand, produced by the team behind Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep, An Audience with Jimmy Savile, The Roundabout and Deny Deny Deny. It runs 31 May to 1 July 2017, with a press night on 1 June.
The PARK90 season opens with the London premiere of punchy black comedy The Albatross 3rd & Main, exploring the flip side of the American dream. It runs 10 January to 4 February 2017, with a press night on 12 January.
Brigit Forsyth and daughter Zoe Mills star in Killing Time, inspired by an original cello composition by Brigit Forsyth, which she will play live among a feast of cello classics, and written by daughter Zoe Mills this new comedy explores inspiration, music, life and the right to die. It runs 7 February to 4 March 2017, with a press night on 8 February.
Michelle Collins will star in the world premiere of A Dark Night in Dalston, a funny and touching two-hander written by award-winning writer Stewart Permutt. It runs 7 March to 1 April 2017, with a press night on 13 March.
Hot Coals Theatre return to Park Theatre with Finders Keepers, a fun filled, highly visual piece inspired by the story of Moses, fully inclusive for both (d) Deaf and hearing audiences. It runs 4 to 29 April 2017, with a press night on 7 April.
Acclaimed rock musical tick, tick… BOOM! by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Jonathan Larson tells the story of the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. It runs 3 to 27 May 2017, with a press night on 10 May.
Buckland Theatre Company close the Park90 season with Marius von Mayenberg’s The Ugly One, translated by Maja Zade, directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander Weise. It runs 1 to 24 June 2017, with a press night on 8 June.