Park Theatre announces 2016 Autumn-Winter Season
The Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, north London, has announced its new season of work which includes four world premieres, three UK premieres, two European premieres and a London premiere across their two venues, Park 200 and Park 90.
The Park 200 season includes:
Cahoots Theatre Company in association with The Other Cheek and Park Theatre present the First Major Revival of J.B Priestley's drama, directed by Hugh Ross from 24 August to 24 September 2016.
"The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is a charming old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over a crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both unexpectedly arrive; and his butler has a big win at the races."
The Boys in the Band
Tom O’Connell and James Seabright alongside the King’s Head Theatre present this play by Mart Crowley, directed by Adam Penford and starring Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard from 28 September – 30 October 2016.
"Nine men gather in a New York apartment for a birthday celebration. Harold (Mark Gatiss), a self-avowed ‘pock-marked, Jew fairy’, receives a surprise gift: a beautiful male hustler, and party host Michael (Ian Hallard) gets an unwanted surprise of his own in the shape of a figure from his past. As the booze is drunk and the dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heart-break."
Deny, Deny, Deny
Cahoots Theatre Company will present the premiere of this new play by Jonathan Maitland, the author of previous Park Theatre hits 'Dead Sheep' and 'An Audience with Jimmy Saville'. Directed by Sarah Esdaile, it runs from 2 November – 3 December 2016.
"It is 2026 and Eve, a promising young athlete, is offered a cutting edge new 'therapy' by her mysterious, charismatic coach. He says it will make her the fastest woman in the world: but is it as safe, legal and ethical as he claims? The play, which takes its title from the first rule of the doper's handbook - ‘deny everything, until you can't’ - is a gripping, extraordinary and revealing exposé of what it takes to be a champion."
CS Lewis: The Screwtape Letters
Fellowship for Performing Arts Max McLean with The Screwtape Letters UK Ltd will present this new production adapted for the Stage by Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske from 8 December 2016 – 7 January 2017.
"Set in an eerily stylish office in Hell, one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. In the London premiere of the smash New York hit, this stage adaptation of the C. S. Lewis classic novel creates a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways."
Productions in the venue's studio space, Park90, include:
Some Girl(s) (13 July – 6 August 2016)
The Burnt Part Boys (10 August – 2 September 2016)
The American Wife (7 September – 1 October 2016)
This Little Life of Mine (4 – 29 October 2016)
Saving Jason (2 November – 3 December 2016)
Luv (7 December 2016 – 7 January 2017)
Tickets for all productions are now on sale.