Cornelius & Hindle Wakes at Finborough Theatre


The Finborough Theatre, a fringe venue in Earl's Court, west London, has announced a further two productions.

Cornelius by J.B. Priestley, from 14 Aug to 8 Sep 2012. Directed by Sam Yates, produced by Anna Collins and 31 Productions. As unpaid bills flood in, Cornelius, partner at import firm Briggs and Murrison, is struggling to keep his creditors happy and his spirits up. With the collapse of foreign trade, and business changing from personalised service to catering for global mass markets, Cornelius is forced to confront the mental decline and suicide of his business partner Murrison, and his own impending bankruptcy. Miss Prism, the firm’s loyal secretary, has been deeply in love with Cornelius for years, but her closeted world is challenged by the arrival of the young, free and optimistic typist, Judy, who shows Cornelius the life he could have once have led...

Hindle Wakes by Stanley Houghton, from 11 to 29 Sep 2012. Directed by Bethan Dear, designed by Holly Seager, produced by Jamil Jivanjee for Jackdaw Theatre. It's holiday week in the Lancashire town of Hindle, just before the First World War. Fanny Hawthorne, a spirited, determined mill girl, has just returned from a weekend in Blackpool with her friend Mary Hollins. At least that's what she tells her parents. In fact, she's been spending the weekend with Alan Jeffcote, a wealthy mill owner's son who is engaged to someone else. When Fanny's parents discover the truth, they set out to ensure that Alan will do the decent thing and marry her – only to discover that Fanny has her own ideas on the matter...

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