Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, 25 Feb - 22 March
Playwright Terence Rattigan was born in South Kensington, close to the Finborough Theatre, in 1911. His many classic plays include French Without Tears, After The Dance, Flare Path, While The Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Harlequinade, The Deep Blue Sea, The Sleeping Prince, Separate Tables, Variation On A Theme, Ross, Man And Boy, A Bequest To The Nation, In Praise Of Love and Cause Célèbre. He also wrote screenplays for such classic films asThe Way To The Stars, Journey Together, While the Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, The Prince And The Showgirl, Separate Tables, The Sound Barrier, The Deep Blue Sea, The VIPs, The Yellow Rolls Royce - and collaborated on The Quiet Wedding, The Day Will Dawn and Brighton Rock, His television plays include Heart To Heart, Adventure Story and High Summer. He was awarded a CBE in 1958, and knighted in 1971. Sir Terence Rattigan died in 1977.
Director Michael Oakley is a recipient of the JMK Award for Young Directors for which he directedEdward II at BAC. In 2012 he was Co-Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre's pop-up space Theatre on the Fly. Direction includes Playhouse Creatures (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Changeling (Southwark Playhouse), Shooting Truth (NT Connections) and Graceland (The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices). Associate Direction includes Relative Values (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour), Kiss Me Kate (The Old Vic), The King's Speech (West End and UK tour), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End). Assistant Direction includesInherit The Wind (The Old Vic), A Month in the Country, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Oklahoma!, Cyrano de Bergerac (Chichester Festival Theatre), tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! (Bush Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Education). Michael was trainee director-in-residence at Chichester Festival Theatre and has also completed a training course with Cheek by Jowl.
Tickets are available by calling the box office at 0844 847 1652, or book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk. The show runs Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees at 3.00pm, and Saturday matinees at 3.00pm (from the second week of the run).
Ticket prices for weeks one and two (25 February - 9 March 2014) are tickets £16, £12 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £12 all seats and Saturday evenings £16 all seats. £6 tickets are available for under 30s for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only. £11 tickets are available for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the first Saturday of the run only. Ticket Prices for Weeks Three and Four (11 - 22 March 2014) are tickets £18, £16 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £16 all seats and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.