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.
Tiffany (Rosie Wyatt) seems very logical about death – who knew it would be so complicated? Funeral arrangements, wills, certificates; the Google spreadsheet goes on and on. She’s not ok of course, her mother has just died in a car crash.
f a close relative’s dying wish makes you physically sick, are you still obliged to carry it out? Sarah Kosar’s play Mumburger explores how far familial obligation can go in the days and weeks after Andrea, mother of Tiffany (Rosie Wyatt) and wife of Hugh (Andrew Frame), is killed by a Birdseye truck on the M25.
Matt Parvin’s debut play JAM looks into the future, when troubled teen Kane (Harry Melling) is all grown up and back visiting teacher Bella (Jasmine Hyde), who moved schools to try and get away from the trouble he gave her and the punishment she doled on him in return.
Family drama about grief gets a surreal twist while exploring human relationships with imaginative flair.