Finoborough Theatre to Present The GreatWar100, British Music Theatre Series, and More in Fall Season
The Finborough Theatre's autumn series, running August-December 2014, features the return of "TheGreatWar100," "Celebrating British" series as well as a mini season -"Scotland Decides/Tha alba a'taghadh2014."
In August, TheGreatWar100 series returns to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with two different viewpoints on World War One. An epic drama, told from a German and European perspective, of the world's descent into war, the UK premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's epic "Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death," in a brand new translation, playing 5-30 August 2014. It is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, between 10-26 August 2014, by Rutland Boughton's 'music-drama' The Immortal Hour, celebrating the exact centenary of its first performance at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival in August 1914.
In September, they present "Scotland Decides/Tha alba a'taghadh2014," a month long season to coincide with the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September 2014, including a new play and three classic Scottish works. The satirical comedy "The Flouers o'Edinburgh" by Robert McLellan plays for four weeks from 2-27 September 2014; the English premiere of the Scots verse drama on the life of "'Braveheart' - The Wallace" by Sydney Goodsir Smith, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 7-23 September 2014; the English premiere of multi-award-winning Alan Bissett's new play "Jock: Scotland on Trial" runs for four late night performances between 10-13 September 2014; and a staged reading of John McGrath's seminal "Little Red Hen" receives a staged reading on the evening of referendum day itself - Thursday, 18 September 2014.
The season comes to a close with a rediscovery - the European premiere of the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally - Angelina Weld Grimké's "Rachel" plays 30 September-25 October 2014, as part of Black History Month. The Celebrating British Music Theatre series also returns with the first London production in more than 50 years of Julian Slade's musical "Free As Air," playing on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 5-21 October 2014.
Their recent musical adaptation of Thérèse Raquin - first seen as part of their annual Vibrant - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights - plays at the Park Theatre from 30 July-24 August 2014, and their rediscovery of "Emlyn Williams' Accolade" transfers to the St James Theatre from 12 November-13 December 2014.
For full information, please visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk