Finborough Theatre to Open Summer Season with STONE FACE

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre opens its Summer Season with the world premiere of a new play, Stone Face by Eve Leigh plays at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 19 May 2016 and Friday, 20 May 2016 at 7:30pm).

Catherine was fifteen when she was found. She and her mother shared a secret world in an anonymous one-bedroom flat in London. No one is even sure if she's ever left the room she was found in. She can't walk and can't speak.

Her recovery seems impossible. But young people can be shockingly resilient, especially with inspired medical care. Sponsored by a fundraising drive led by a tabloid newspaper, her only living relative has been able to get Catherine the best private care that money can buy. She responds well to the experimental treatment. But she seems to be getting more violent, and remains stubbornly resistant to language. Or is she?

Soon, Catherine's doctors and half-sister begin to discover what it is, exactly, that they've uncovered...

A fairytale of modern Britain, inspired by true events.

Stone Face is Eve Leigh's second full-length play at the Finborough Theatre and is directed by Roy Alexander Weise who has spent the last year as The Royal Court Theatre's Trainee Director.

Playwright Eve Leigh returns to the Finborough Theatre after the success of her first play Silent Planet in 2014. She trained at the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and Studio Group, and is currently under commission to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her work includes Plunder (The Young Vic), Red Sky at Nig ht (Bush Theatre) , Rapture ( Soho Theatre), and the interactive installations Your Future (Camden People's Theatre, Hebbel Am Ufer, Ballhaus Ost, and Sophiensaele, Berlin), A Shor t and Boring Story (Camden Peopl e's Theatre), and Something Else (Ovalhouse and Ca mden People's Theatre). Dramaturgy includes How to Win Against History by Seiriol Davies (Ovalhouse and National Tour), Das Spiel by Philipp Oberlohr (O valhouse and International Tour) and The Climate Games (Berliner Festspiele and COP21, Paris).

Director Roy Alexander Weise is currently Trainee Director at the Royal Court Theatre. He trained on the BA Hons Directing course at Rose Bruford College and after graduating was made Associate Artist at The Red Room. He was First Runner Up for the JMK Award 2014 and in the same year was the BBC Theatre Fellow at the Bush Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith.



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