Finborough Theatre Sets Spring Season: HARAJUKU GIRLS, PRINCESS IDA & More

Finborough Theatre Sets Spring Season: HARAJUKU GIRLS, PRINCESS IDA & More

Under multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson, the Spring Season at the Finborough Theatre continues its acclaimed artistic policy with new writing including four world premieres, controversial political theatre, classic rediscoveries which this season celebrate our local Victorian heritage, music theatre, productions linked to one current event (the general election) and two anniversaries (the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the Armenian Genocide), and the return of three of our occasional series - Celebrating British Music Theatre, TheGreatWar100 and FINBOROUGHFORUM which this season will be podcast for the first time.

The season opens with two world premieres. Set within the 'cosplay' subculture of 21st Century Japan, Francios Turnly's Harajuku Girls plays for four weeks from 24 February to 21 March 2015. Running alongside it, Chicken Dust, the professional debut of new playwright Ben Weatherill, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 1 to 17 March.

In March and April, we celebrate the work of residents local to the Finborough Theatre, presenting the first London production in twenty years of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida from 24 March to 18 April. Tom Taylor's Our American Cousin is the play Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated, and plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 29 March and 14 April in honour of the 150th anniversary of his death.

The season culminates in April-May with two world premieres of hard-hitting political drama - I Wish to Die Singing - Voices from the Armenian Genocide, devised by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, runs for four weeks from 21 April to 16 May. It is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays 26 April to 12 May by A New Play for the General Election, written in response to events as they happen by Chris Dunkley and Chris New. The FINBOROUGHFORUM, our occasional series of debates and discussions, returns for the general election with events after every performance on Sunday and Monday evenings between 26 April and 11 May.

For full information, please visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Spring Season | Press Nights and Photocalls

Tuesday, 24 February - Saturday, 21 March 2015
The World Premiere
HARAJUKU GIRLS
by Francis Turnly. Directed by Jude Christian.
Press Nights: Thursday, 26 February 2015 at 7.30pm and Friday, 27 February 2015 at 7.30pm
Photocall: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 at 1.00pm-1.30pm

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 March 2015
The World Premiere
CHICKEN DUST
by Ben Weatherill. Directed by Chelsea Walker.
Press Night: Monday, 2 March 2015 at 7.30pm|Photocall: Monday, 2 March 2015 at 5.00pm-5.30pm

Tuesday, 24 March - Saturday, 18 April 2015
The first professional London production in over twenty years
Gilbert and Sullivan's PRINCESS IDA
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Press Nights: Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 7.30pm|Photocall: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 1.00pm-1.30pm

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 29, 30, 31 March, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 April 2015.
The first London production in more than a century
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN
by Tom Taylor. Directed by Lydia Parker.
Press Night: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 7.30pm|Photocall: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 5.00PM-5.30PM

Tuesday, 21 April - Saturday, 16 May 2015
The World Premiere
I WISH TO DIE SINGING - VOICES FROM THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Devised by Neil McPherson.
Press Nights: Thursday, 23 April and Friday, 24 April 2015 at 7.30pm|Photocall: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 at 1.00pm-1.30pm

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 26, 27, 28 April, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12 May 2015
The World Premiere of a new play specially created in response to the General Election
A NEW PLAY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
by Chris Dunkley. Directed by Chris New.
Press Night: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.30pm|Photocall: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 5.00PM-5.30PM
and
FINBOROUGHFORUM
After every performance on Sunday and Monday evenings, 26, 27, April, 3, 4, 10, 11 May 2015.

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Book Online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk | Box Office 0844 847 1652

Performance Times and Ticket Prices
For Harajuku Girls, Princess Ida and I Wish To Die Singing
Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm. Sunday matinees at 3.00pm. Saturday matinees at 3.00pm (from the second week of each run).
Prices for Weeks One and Two - Tickets £16, £14 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £14 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £16 all seats. Previews (first two performances) 12 all seats.
£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.
£12 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the first Saturday of the run when booked online only.
Prices for Weeks Three and Four - Tickets £18, £16 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.

For Chicken Dust, Our American Cousin and A New Play for the General Election
Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm. Tickets £18, £16 concessions.
Additional performance for A New Play for the General Election on election day - Thursday, 7 May at 2.00pm.

FINBOROUGHFORUM
After every performance on Sunday and Monday evenings, 26, 27, April, 3, 4, 10, 11 May 2015.
All events are free to ticketholders for that evening's performance of A New Play for the General Election.

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