Finborough Theatre - March to June 2013


The Finborough Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue in Earl's Court, west London, has announced its March to June 2013 season...

Productions playing Tuesdays to Sunday...

I Didn't Always Live Here by Stewart Conn, directed by Lisa Blair, 26 March – 20 April 2013. Glasgow, the 1970s. Martha and Amie are old neighbours, trapped in their decaying tenement and cut off from family and friends. With the present closing in and the future uncertain, Martha and Amie’s real companions are the past and their memories of ordinary lives peopled by extraordinary characters and their struggles and triumphs.

Rooms - A Rock Romance a new musical, 23 April – 18 May 2013. Music, Book and Lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman. Book by Miriam Goodman. Directed by Andrew Keates. She longs to see every room in the world... He longs to stay in his...ROOMS - A Rock Romance begins in late 1970's Glasgow at the very height of punk rock, where Monica, an ambitious Jewish singer-songwriter meets Ian, a reclusive rocker. As the pair become quickly entangled – both creatively and romantically – their music together hurtles them from the dingy clubs of Scotland to the glitz of London and ultimately to New York City...

Nothing Is The End Of The World (Except For The End Of The World) by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Max Pappenheim, 21 May – 8 June 2013. In the near-distant future, a New York City charter school becomes the first to welcome artificially intelligent students - but an ever-present reality show film crew doesn’t help things go smoothly. From Jessica, the student body president, who never wants to fail, ever; to Kit, who’s solid, athletic, and trapped; to Danny, a theatre nerd (the very good kind), now really isn’t a good time to take part in ‘documented partially scripted reality television’. Suddenly priorities and moralities turn inside out as the androids try to integrate, the students try to help them integrate, and everyone tries to survive junior year.

 

Productions playing Sundays & Mondays Eves and Tuesday matinees...

The Hospital At The Time Of The Revolution world premiere - by Caryl Churchill, directed by James Russell, 31 March to 16 April 2013. Algeria, 1956 – a country desperately fighting for independence from French colonial rule. Frantz Fanon is head of the psychiatric department of the Blida-Joinville hospital in Algiers, treating both oppressed and oppressor. But who are the real victims?

Over the Bridge by Sam Thompson, directed by Emma Faulkner, 28 Apr to 14 May 2013. Set in the Belfast Shipyard of the 1950s and against the backdrop of the IRA's Border Campaign. Peter O'Boyle, a Catholic shipyard worker, has become the target of a vicious whispering campaign. Veteran Trade Unionist Davy Mitchell, a Protestant who has spent his life fighting for others’ right to work, is keen that the Union does what it can to protect him. As tensions mount and the union begins to split on sectarian lines, mob rule starts to take over...

The Blood Is Strong world premiere - by David Hutchison, directed by Max Pappenheim, 26 May to 4 June 2013. Scotland, today. Alec Baillie used to be a famous singer of Scottish popular music. No Hogmanay was complete without him, but now he finds himself out of date and forgotten as tastes have moved on, and the country itself is changing around him. His daughter is an aspiring Scottish National Party MSP anxious to be part of an independent Scotland in which she sees no place for the traditional cosy view of the nation that her father represents…

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