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.
This revival of Sarah Daniels’ 1983 feminist classic, Masterpieces, is Neil McPherson’s latest good idea. It’s a play that is often seen, in textbooks, as typical of a militant femintern style of theatre-making so, in the #MeToo moment, it now acquires a renewed relevance.
Not even an authentic and stylised production and strong performances can cover up a meaningful but messy look at women in society. With some editing, Masterpieces could be improved immensely.
The Finborough Theatre is currently showing the first London production of Cicely Hamilton’s play in 100 years and is directed by Melissa Dunne. Here’s what critics have been saying about it.