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JOHN FERGUSON, HOSTAGE SONG, THIS WAS A MAN and More Set for Finborough Theatre's Summer 2014 Season

The Finborough Theatre under its multi-award-winning Artistic Director Neil McPherson continues its acclaimed artistic policy of vibrant new writing and unique rediscoveries. Our Summer Season opens with two classic rediscoveries from Northern Ireland. Following the success of the Finborough Theatre's rediscovery of St John Ervine's Mixed Marriage in 2011, we now present the first English production in nearly 100 years of his Ulster tragedy John Ferguson, playing 20 May-14 June 2014. It is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 25-10 June 2014 by the first London production for more than 40 years of Stewart Parker's classic 1970s drama Spokesong.

In June, we present a play and a musical - two premieres of the best new writing from the United States. The world premiere of Kevin Kautzman's multi-award-winning new play, Dream of Perfect Sleep, runs 17 June-12 July 2014; whilst, Hostage Song, the European premiere of the Off-Off Broadway indie rock musical from New York artists Clay McLeod Chapman and Kyle Jarrow plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 22 June-8 July 2014.

The season comes to a close with the long overdue UK premiere of Noël Coward's play This Was A Man, playing 15 July-2 August 2014; accompanied by a world premiere from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between 20-29 July 2014.

The Finborough Arms pub has now reopened and is earning much acclaim for its carefully curated changing selection of craft beers and ciders. More information at

Elsewhere, our recent sell out new British musical Thérèse Raquin - first seen as part of our annual Vibrant - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights - plays at the Park Theatre from 30 July- 24 August 2014. And a original cast recording with full orchestra of our UK premiere production of Ivor Novello's Valley of Song will be released shortly.

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Summer Season 2014:

Tuesday, 20 May-Saturday, 14 June 2014
The first English production in almost 100 years
John Ferguson
by St John Ervine, Directed by Emma Faulkner
Press Night: Thursday, 22 May 2014 at 7.30pm

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 25, 26, 27 May, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 June 2014
The first London production in nearly 40 years
by Stewart Parker. Directed by Guy Jones
Press Night: Monday, 25 May 2014 at 7.30pm

Tuesday, 17 June-Saturday, 12 July 2014
The world premiere
Dream of Perfect Sleep
by Kevin Kautzman. Directed by Max Pappenheim.
Press Night: Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 7.30pm

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 June, 1, 6, 7, 8 July 2014
The European premiere of a new musical
Hostage Song
Music and Lyrics by Kyle Jarrow. Book by Clay McLeod Chapman. Directed by James Veitch.
Press Night: Monday, 23 June 2014 at 7.30pm

Tuesday, 15 July-Saturday, 2 August 2014
The UK premiere
This Was A Man
by Noël Coward. Directed by Belinda Lang.
Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 July 2014
The world premiere
by Dameon Garnett
Press Night: Monday, 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm

Finborough Theatre is located at 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED. Book Online at or by calling the 24 Hour Box Office 0844 847 1652.

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