‘Little Women’ and Harry Hill rock opera in new Park Theatre season
Find out which shows will be at the Park Theatre in October.
The upcoming season of in-person shows at the Park Theatre has been confirmed, with productions scheduled from October - February 2022. The season includes the London premiere of Little Women, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel, as well as a new show by Harry Hill, Christmas shows and a cabaret inspired by Julie Andrews’ career.
Speaking about the season, artistic director Jez Bond said: “We can’t wait to bring the spirit… back to Finsbury Park with a top class selection of seasonal shows full of music, heart and laughter. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in our new season, with musicals, comedy, cabaret and drama in equal measure.”
The season begins with three work-in-progress performances of Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera], written by Harry Hill and Steve Brown. Peter Rowe directs the rock opera all about Tony Blair’s career, transforming from a wannabe popstar to prime minister with caricurated characters of Princess Diana and George W Bush. Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] is at the Park Theatre from 22 - 24 October.
Based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name, the London premiere of Allan Knee’s Little Women will take place at the Park Theatre from 11 November - 19 December. Little Women follows the four March sisters in Civil War America, set to an original score by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickenstein. Bronagh Lagan directs Little Women, with casting to be announced.
In Park90, the smaller theatre, Alexander Knott’s Cratchit will receive its live world premiere this season, following streamed performances in 2020. Inspired by A Christmas Carol, Cratchit will follow Bob Cratchit as he’s met by the three ghosts, rather than Ebenezer Scrooge. Cratchit is at the Park Theatre from 7 December - 8 Jan. 2022.
Sarah Louise-Young and Michael Roulston will star in Julie Madly Deeply this Christmas, a cabaret inspired by Dame Julie Andrews. During the concert, there’ll be songs from Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. Julie Madly Deeply is at the Park Theatre from 20 December - 1 Jan. 2022.
In the new year, The 4th Country will transfer to Park Theatre, following performances at Vault Festival in 2020. Set in modern-day Northern Ireland, Niamh and Conor’s dark family history is overshadowed by life in Londonderry. Kate Reid’s play is directed by Gabriella Bird, starring Cormac Elliott, Aoife Kennan, Kate Reid and Rachael Rooney. The 4th Country is at the Park Theatre from 12 Jan. - 5 Feb. 2022.
Photo credit: Little Women Artwork (Artwork courtesy of Park Theatre)