The Finborough Theatre’s new Spring Season features three rediscoveries from Arthur Miller, B. S. Johnson and Victorian theatrical revolutionary T. W. Robertson, and three brand new plays including Dubailand which has just won the Finborough Theatre its tenth Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Playwright in Residence Bursary, supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, for new playwright Carmen Nasr.
The season opens with two world premieres. Titas Halder’s debut play Run The Beast Down plays for a four week limited season from 31 January-25 February 2017, alongside Carmen Nasr’s award-winning Dubailand, playing Sunday and Monday evenings andTuesday matinees between 5-21 February 2017.
The UK premiere of the Off Broadway hit, Halley Feiffer’s award-nominated black comedy I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard,plays from 28 February-25 March 2017. It runs concurrently with B. S. Johnson’s You’re Human Like The Rest Of Them, an evening of three short plays receiving their first UK productions in over 40 years plus a world stage premiere, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees between 5-21 March 2017.
The season comes to an end with two unique rediscoveries. Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy in its first professional London production in over 50 years, runs from 28 March-22 April 2017. It runs alongside the first UK production in over 20 years of T.W. Robertson’s Caste, marking the 150th anniversary of the Victorian classic, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees between 2-18 April 2017.
Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson said:
“Our new Spring Season is evenly balanced between our artistic policy’s twin strands – to present the finest new writing, alongside unique rediscoveries. And we are honoured to have won our tenth Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Playwright in Residence Bursary, supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, for new playwright Carmen Nasr. We have also just relaunched our Friends Scheme, making it even easier to support our award winning work.”
Successes this year at the Finborough Theatre have included rediscoveries of Rodney Ackland’s After October, and James Bridie’s Dr Angelus, Noël Coward’s Home Chat, and Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden’s epic The Non Stop Connolly Show to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising, all unseen in the UK for many years; musical theatre including two sell out productions – the UK premiere of the Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical and the rediscovery of Alan Price and Trevor Peacock’s musical Andy Capp; and new plays including the National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary new writing season including the first stage adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist;and P’Yongyang by In-Sook Chappell. Finborough Theatre productions have also transferred to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (My Eyes Went Dark), the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (Operation Crucible) and Trafalgar Studios (my own play It Is Easy To Be Dead following its run at the Finborough Theatre this summer where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards including Best New Play.)