Finborough Theatre Winter Season


Winter Season - Dec 2013 to Feb 2014 - at The Finborough Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue in Earl's Court, west London, includes...

Playing Tuesdays to Sunday...

The White Carnation by R. C. Sherriff, from 26 Nov - 21 Dec 2013. Directed by Knight Mantell, produced in association with Troupe. Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known...

Lost Boy with book, music and lyrics by Phil Willmott, from 31 Dec 2013 - to 25 Jan 2014. Directed by Phil Willmott, choreographed by Racky Plews, and produced in association with Steven M. Levy and The Steam Industry. A dark sequel to Peter Pan reuniting J. M. Barrie's characters as young adults on the eve of the First World War. How has their extraordinary childhood equipped them for reality? And how much does the child we were inform the adult we become?

Carthage by Chris Thompson, from 28 Jan to 22 Feb 2014. Directed by Robert Hastie, and produced in association with Theatre Bench. Tommy Anderson was born in a prison, and he died in one too. The last moments of his life are recorded on CCTV, and yet no one can answer the simple question: whose fault was it? His mother Anne blames Marcus, the guard who was supposed to be looking after him. Marcus, acquitted by the courts but tormented by his part in Tommy's death, wants the family’s social worker to admit to the role she played. And social worker Sue can’t work out when it was she stopped caring.

 

Playing Sundays & Mondays Eves and Tuesday matinees...

Operation Crucible by Kieran Knowles, from 01 - 17 Dec 2013. Directed by Bryony Shanahan, produced in association with Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company. The cast features Salvatore D’Aquilla, Kieran Knowles, Joshua Mayes-Cooper and Paul Tinto On the 12 December 1940, more than six hundred people lost their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germany's Luftwaffe. Their objective? Wiping Sheffield’s world famous steel works - the heartland of Britain’s munitions manufacturing - clean off the map. The ruthless attack left Sheffield in ruins – destroying families, shattering a way of life, and changing the city forever. At 11.44pm on the night of the raid, a single 500kg bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square, from seven storeys to just fifteen feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel’s cellars withstood the blast. Within it, trapped, were four men. This is their story, from beginning to end.. .

Valley of Song: A Musical Romance with music by Ivor Novello, lyrics by Christopher Hassall, with book by Phil Park, from 05 - 21 Jan 2014. Directed by Benji Sperring, produced in association with Tarquin Productions. The Welsh Valleys, 1913. Nan Brewster is the largest landowner in the valley and supports the local valley choir, run by choirmaster David. David’s love for Lily, his leading soprano, creates beautiful music for the choir. But when Lily is given an opportunity to sing in Venice, she jumps at the chance, and into the arms of Ricardo, a wealthy count set on making her an international star. But, by opening night, it becomes clear that Ricardo’s intentions are not entirely honourable... As Europe is plunged into the First World War, how much is David willing to sacrifice for the woman he loves?.

The Domino Heart by Matthew Edison, from 02 - 18 Feb 2014. Directed by Jane Jeffery, produced in association with First Sight. As their marriage reaches its lowest ebb, in the midst of an old argument, Cara's husband is killed in a car accident. The Reverend Mortimer Wright is sleepless and alone in his hospital room, trying to reconcile his relationship with God with his fear of death. Leo is camped out in his office, cigar in hand, bitterly musing on the state of the world from his corporate vantage point. In the night sky above, a helicopter carries the organ that will connect them all.

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