Fishskin Trousers by Elizabeth Kuti at Finborough Theatre


Fishskin Trousers, by Elizabeth Kuti, at the Finborough Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue above The Finborough Wine Cafe in Earl's Court, from 3 to 28 Sep 2013

Directed by Robert Price, cast includes Brett Brown, Jessica Carroll, Eva Traynor. Presented by Lubkinfinds in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.

Using only the power of words and storytelling, Fishskin Trousers weaves together the haunting tales of three lost people from different eras, united by the common setting of the fishing village of Orford in Suffolk, its castle and its mysterious island, Orford Ness. From the twelfth century, Mab gives an eye-witness account of the legendary Wild Man of Orford, caught in the nets of fishermen... Eight hundred years later, at the height of the Cold War, Ben, a young Australian scientist, hears strange noises on the Ness as he tries to fix the island's radar system. While Mog, in 2004, is faced with a heartbreaking decision...

Also announced for the new season Lee Harvey Oswald by Michael Hastings, directed by Alex Thorpe 3 to 22 Nov 2013. Presented by Rosie Clark in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.Dallas, Texas. 12.30pm. Friday, 22 November 1963. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Approximately 70 minutes later, assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. 48 hours later, Lee Harvey Oswald himself was murdered. Told through the eyes of Oswald’s wife and mother, coupled with extracts from the Warren Commission’s report, we follow the unsettled drifting life of Lee Harvey Oswald – his loveless marriage to his Russian wife, his challenging relationship with his mother and his pathological hatred of Kennedy’s life and achievements. Oswald had the means, motive and opportunity, but did he even do it? Could a man who never did anything on his own murder a President?

 

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