Week One of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Israel, Turkey and your local pub, care of Einat Weizman (and Palestinian political prisoners), Melis Aker and Stewart Pringle. We caught up with each of them in the first of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the Finborough Theatre’s annual explosion of new writing, returns this week for its eleventh consecutive year, presenting nine new plays on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday from 16 June to 4 July 2019.
Written by Reece Connolly and directed by Georgie Staight, Chutney is a black comedy that examines the ‘less-civilised’ aspects of human nature and whether we can – or should – curb our ‘baser’ instincts.
An important hour of theatre that moves, amuses & informs in equal measure – exquisitely written and brilliantly performed.
It’s now just under a month to go until the Breaking Out season begins at The Bunker Theatre, so I took the opportunity to chat to Alex Da Silva (Kay) and Esmé Patey-Ford (Rachel) who will be appearing in Paper Creatures’ Section 2.
“You worry (especially with fringe theatre): are you going to put bums on seats? Is it going to be able to portray the message you want? Will the audience get much out of it?”
What an incredibly brave, brilliant and inspiring woman Iris Chang was. What an unimaginably horrific atrocity the Nanking Massacre was. How ashamed I am to have known next to nothing about either before INTO THE NUMBERS.
Georgie Staight directs the European premiere of Christopher Chen’s acclaimed American play Into the Numbers, which commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at London’s Finborough Theatre, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of Christopher Chen’s play Into the Numbers, which revolves around the Nanking massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Got any questions?
My thoughts, live-tweets and ticket links from recent plays I’ve seen: Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood (now closed) and Sari: The Whole Five Yards.
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