In addition to the previously announced National Youth Theatre season of new writing, the Finborough Theatre in west London has announced further productions for autumn 2016, including the UK premiere of Off-Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical…
Our Autumn Season features all three of the strands of our acclaimed artistic policy with vibrant new writing, unique rediscoveries and music theatre. The season features five brand new plays – a 60th anniversary season from the National Youth Theatre including new plays by two Olivier Award-nominated playwrights and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist; as well as two world premieres about the refugee and immigrant experience from award-winning North American dramatists. We also present a unique rediscovery – the first UK production in nearly 90 years of Noël Coward’s Home Chat; and the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical.
The season opens with a season of new writing from the National Youth Theatre, playing 9–27 August 2016, celebrating the NYT’s 60th anniversary: James Fritz’s The Fall plays 9–13 August 2016; Bola Agbaje’s Bitches plays 16–20 August 2016, and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist plays 23–27 August 2016.
Continuing our commitment to unique rediscoveries, Noël Coward’s Home Chat receives its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, playing from 30 August–24 September 2016, running alongside the world premiere of the award-winning The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 4–20 September 2016.
The UK premiere of Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s multi-award winning Off-Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, based on the play by Elmer Rice, plays from 28 September–22 October 2016. It plays concurrently with the UK debut of multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy’s Trident Moon, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Monday and Tuesday matinees from 9–18 October 2016.
You can also see Finborough productions elsewhere with My Eyes Went Dark at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August, and Operation Crucible at the Sheffield Crucible in September.