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Photo credit: Cast of Corpse! (Photo by Mark Douet)

Park Theatre to reopen again in January 2021

Performances at the Park Theatre are scheduled to March 2021.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Performances of CORPSE! will now take place from 11 February - 6 Mar. 2021.

After nine months of suspended performances, the Park Theatre will reopen next month, it has been announced. Two full-length productions have been scheduled, as well as concerts and theatre-related talks.

Artistic director Jez Bond said, "We're so excited to be reopening our doors with a socially distanced programme of work in January... Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far - we look forward to welcoming you all back to the venue with enhanced Covid secure measures to ensure everyone visiting has an enjoyable and safe experience."

Gerald Moon's CORPSE! will reopen Park90 in the new Year. Set at the time of Edward VIII's abdication speech, an actor seeks to kill his wealthy twin, with dire consequences. The Olivier Award-winning actress Suzan Sylvester will star in CORPSE!, best known for her performance in A View from the Bridge at the Aldwych Theatre. Christopher Harper, Paul Kemp and Christopher Buckley complete the cast, with performances from 7 - 30 Jan. 2021.

In the larger performance space, Park200, When Darkness Falls will finally make its premiere, previously billed to open at the Union Theatre. Written by James Milton and Paul Morrisey, the play follows John Blondel, a history teacher living in Guernsey who films his latest vlog. Discussing the island's folklore, stories uncover before his very eyes, with ghosts joining Blondel's footage. Will Barton and Alex Phelps will star in the production, with performances at the Park Theatre from 24 February to 13 Mar. 2021, ahead of a national tour.

As well as the two aforementioned productions, the Park Theatre will host a series of chamber music concerts on Sunday mornings.

Photo credit: Cast of Corpse! (Photo by Mark Douet)

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