Photo Flash: English Comic Drama MUSWELL HILL Kicks Off at The Barrow Group

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, launches their 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, in a co-production with The Pond Theatre Company. Directed by Shannon Patterson, the six-member cast features Jason Alan Carvell (War Horse), as Mat, Colleen Clinton (Proof) as Jess, Lily Dorment (Abigail's Party) as Karen, Richard Hollis (The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time) as Simon, John Pirkis ("Blue Bloods") as Tony, and Sarah Street (Abigail's Party) as Annie.

Performances begin today, November 11, 2017 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). Opening Night is Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00PM.

Following the sold-out run of Abigail's Party last fall, The Barrow Group Theatre Company and The Pond Theatre Company reunite to present the New York premiere of Muswell Hill by Torben Betts. Set in the leafy north London suburb of Muswell Hill, a dinner party turns dangerously fraught, yet increasingly comical, as the host and guests rattle their upper middle class complacency to a point of no return. Amidst this domestic disaster, an earthquake in a developing nation rocks the rest of the world. How can they justify their everyday worries in an ever more fragile world? Torben Betts is a multi award-winning British playwright, described by Alan Ayckbourn as "one of the most exciting theatre writing talents I have come across in many a year."

The creative team for Muswell Hill includes: Edward T. Morris (set), Kristin Isola (costumes), Solomon Weisbard (lights), Matt Otto (sound) and Addison Heeren (props/video design). The Production Stage Manager is Allison Raynes.

Muswell Hill will play the following performance schedule: Monday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Please note: There is a special added performance on Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. and no performances on November 15 & 16.

Single tickets for Muswell Hill are priced at $35 (Premium Seats) & $25 and are available by visiting the website at or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

The 2017-2018 season continues in the new year with the world premiere of The Thing with Feathers , a new play by Scott Organ (January 13 - February 10, 2018), and the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing (March 17 - April 15, 2018). Subscription memberships and single tickets are available by visiting the website at or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

Photo Credit: Todd Cerveris

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