Finborough Theatre Spring 2014 Season


The Finborough Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue in Earl's Court, west London, has announced its Spring Season Feb to May 2014, which includes...

Playing Tuesdays to Sunday...

Variation On A Theme by Terence Rattigan, 25 Feb to 22 Mar 2014. Directed by Michael Oakley, produced by HPZ Productions, cast includes Rachael Stirling. Inspired by La Dame aux Camelias, and set amidst the glamorous and exotic society of the 1950s French Riviera, Variation on a Theme revolves around the tempestuous love affair between Rose, a beautiful and worldly socialite, and Ron, a young bisexual ballet dancer with a keen eye for social advancement.

Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola, a new musical adaptation, from 25 Mar to 19 Apr 2014. Music by Craig Adams. Book, Lyrics and direction by Nona Shepphard. Produced by Theatre Bench. 1860s Paris. In a small dusty haberdasher’s shop near the Seine in the dank, narrow Passage du Pont Neuf, the young and beautiful Therese Raquin is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille.

Martine by Jean-Jacques Bernard, translated by John Fowles, from 22 Apr to 17 May 2014. Directed by Tom Littler , produced by Primavera. The Great War is over. It is the summer of 1920, in rural France. By a dusty road, a girl is sitting under the shade of an apple tree. She sees someone walking towards her. He is a young man, just back from fighting in Syria. He joins her under the tree, and a tragic love story begins.

John Ferguson by St John Ervine, from 20 May to 14 June 2014. Directed by Emma Faulkner, produced by Lightbox Productions. Ulster in the 1890s. John Ferguson lives by the word of God, and believes there is a reason for everything. His wife, Sarah lives by the earthly reality around her. The family is on the brink of eviction from their farm, as a result of John’s ailing health. When a local man makes a proposition to their daughter that will save them all, there begins a spiral of events that will test John’s faith and his family to their limits...

 

Playing Sundays & Mondays Eves and Tuesday matinees...

The Hard Man by Tom McGrath and Jimmy Boyle, from 2 to 18 Mar 2014. Directed by Mark Dominy, produced by Maximillian Bittleston. Glasgow, the 1970s. Johnny Byrne is a young schoolboy involved in petty crime and violence. But when he meets Deadeye, he soon finds himself known as a ‘hard man’ and being convicted of murder. But it is when he is serving his sentence in Barlinnie that the real acts of brutality occur...

Almost Near by Pamela Carter, from 30 Mar to 15 Apr 2014. Directed by Audrey Sheffield, produced by Samuel Julyan. Exploring themes of war, trauma, kinship and empathy: Afghanistan. Amongst the debris of a bomb-attack blast, four young British soldiers try to pick up the pieces. The UK. A couple worry about the strange behaviour of their nine year old son and his imaginary friend as their marriage crumbles around them. Separated by 3000 miles, but they are all in it together...

Velocity by Daniel Macdonald, from 27 Apr to 13 May 2014. Directed by Blythe Stewart, produced by Theatre In Heights and Robyn Keynes. Dot doesn't hate her father; she just wants to explode him out of his office tower to shake things up. Set him off. See what happens. And get an 'A' on her science project... Daring to challenge the law of physics, Dot interviews her flailing father and neurotic mother, as their world crashes to the ground. Just imagine. Your life in six seconds.

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