Park Theatre Announces New Season, Including DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
Opening the programme in the Park200 is Charles Court's production of the seldom performed Rodgers/Sondheim musical Do I Hear A Waltz?. The seasons continues with Engine House's production of Bomber's Moon, written by celebrated screenwriter William Ivory (Made in Dagenham, Burton and Taylor), and is completed by the world première of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a tale of revenge set in the Wild West, adapted by Jethro Compton from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.
The intimate Park90's season includes Storm in a Teacup, a physical comedy adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, devised by Hot Coals Theatre Ensemble; Fluff Productions' multi-generational drama World Enough and Time about three different women living in very different times and political landscapes; Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief , a twist on Shakespeare's Othello, written by Pulitzer and Obie award-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz); an award-winning play from Spanish playwright Josep Maria Miro called Archimedes' Principle; and closing the season is acclaimed writer and directorChe Walker with Klook's Last Stand.
This season sees Park Theatre celebrate its first birthday with a special performance. Full details of this will be announced at a later date.
Artistic Director Jez Bond said today, "I'm thrilled to announce our third season at Park Theatre, which will see us celebrate our first birthday in May. We've had an exceptional year with huge support from the local community and across London. It's testament to the hard work and dedication of our small team here at the theatre that our venue is fast becoming a fixture on London's theatrical map.
"This new season welcomes extraordinary talent from the UK and across the globe, and furthers our ambitions to produce a great range of innovative and provocative work, cementing our unique position as a venue providing a platform for both new, experimental theatre makers, and more established companies and producers."
DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
Book by Arthur Laurents
Based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents
Directed by John Savournin; Musical Direction by David Eaton
5 March - 30 March 2014
Charles Court, known for its light opera, music theatre and 'boutique' pantomimes, presents this forgotten musical gem that brings together two of the most celebrated writers of the last century in a romantic comedy that's ripe for revival. This rare and exhilarating collaboration by Sondheim and Rodgers boasts a luscious and memorable score and some of Sondheim's finest lyrics.
Leona, a 'fancy' American secretary, goes on a solo vacation to Venice, where a charismatic shopkeeper sweeps her off her feet. He gives flight to her long held dreams of romance and, in the most romantic of cities, she falls deeply in love. However, her chance-encounter is not as simple as she'd hoped, and this timeless tale is a bittersweet testament to the complexities of the heart.
By William Ivory
Directed by Matt Aston