Finborough Theatre Announces New Summer Season
Finborough Theatre's Summer Season features two premieres of vibrant new writing and two unique rediscoveries. The two new plays - Continuity by new Northern Irish playwright Gerry Moynihan and the European premiere of Dolphins and Sharks from new African-American playwright James Anthony Tyler - were both originally seen as staged readings as part of Vibrant 2016 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights. Finborough's two rediscoveries are Just To Get Married by renowned suffragette Cicely Hamilton, first performed in 1910 and last seen in London in 1918; and Windows by John Galsworthy, which premiered in London at The Royal Court Theatre in 1922.
The season opens with the first London production in over a hundred years of Just To Get Married, a romantic comedy by renowned suffragette Cicely Hamilton, playing for a four week limited season from 25 July-19 August 2017. It runs concurrently with the world premiere of Continuity by new playwright Gerry Moynihan, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees between 30 July-13 August 2017.
The season continues with the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy, directed by Geoffrey Beevers, well known for his work at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. Described by its author as "a comedy for idealists and others", Windows plays from a three week limited season from 22 August-9 September 2017.The season concludes with the European premiere from new African-American playwright James Anthony Tyler, Dolphins and Sharks plays for a three week limited season from 12 September-30 September 2017.
Elsewhere, two sell-out Finborough Theatre productions transfer in June: Incident At Vichy by Arthur Miller will transfer to the King's Head Theatre from 7-25 June 2017; and My Eyes Went Dark by Matt Wilkinson transfers to 59E59 Theaters, New York City, from 7 June - 2 July 2017.
Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson said: "Our new Summer Season is evenly balanced between our artistic policy's twin strands - to present essential new writing, alongside genuinely unique rediscoveries. We have also just relaunched our Friends Scheme, making it even easier to support our award winning work."
The Finborough Theatre has had a superlative year to date with acclaimed sell-out productions. Rediscoveries have included Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, B. S. Johnson's You're Human Like The Rest Of Us, a centenary production of T. W. Robertson's Caste, and Arthur Miller's Incident At Vichy. New writing has included the debuts of new playwrights Carmen Nasr (Dubailand which also won her our tenth Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Playwright in Residence Bursary, supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation), Titas Halder (his London debut with Run The Beast Down), and Canada's most exciting new playwright Jordan Tannahill (his European debut with Late Company); as well as English premiere for David Ireland's Everything Between Us. Finborough Theatre productions have also transferred to New York City (My Eyes Went Dark) and elsewhere in London (Incident at Vichy to the King's Head Theatre). Last year's It Is Easy To Be Dead by Neil McPherson was also nominated for an Olivier Award following its transfer from the Finborough Theatre to Trafalgar Studios.
For full information, please visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.