The Finborough announces Autumn 2016 Season

The Finborough Theatre announces details of its Autumn 2016 season.

Adding Machine

The Finborough Theatre in west London has announced details of its 2016 Autumn season at their above-the-pub venue. It features all three of the strands of their artistic policy with new writing, rediscoveries and music theatre.

The first production in the new season will be the first UK production of Noel Coward's comedy Home Chat which runs from 30 August to 24 September 2016, with an official opening on 1 September 2016. Written with Coward's trademark wit and insight, it is a distinctly modern comedy about female sexuality and fidelity, in a society rigidly governed by decorum and reputation.

"Janet Ebony and her best friend Peter Chelsworth are innocently sharing a sleeping compartment when their train to Paris is involved in a disastrous railway accident. Outrage and scandal ensue as Janet's husband Paul and her fearsome mother-in-law accuse Janet and Peter of adultery. Aghast at their families’ accusations, Janet and Peter decide to take revenge by inventing an adulterous affair..."

Produced by Eleanor Keel and Leo Mylonadis for ElmTree Productions it will be directed by Martin Parr with design by Rebecca Brower.

This will be followed by a new play by Alix Sobler, directed by Rory McGregor, The Great Divide which runs from 5 to 20 September 2016. Described as an emotional and heartfelt insight into the immigrant and refugee experience of the early 20th Century, and those who paid the ultimate price for seeking opportunity and a new life across the ocean.

The UK premiere of Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s multi-award winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s groundbreaking 1923 play, Adding Machine: A Musical will run from 28 September to 22 October 2016, directed by Josh Seymour. The musical won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score, and comes to London for the first time.

"After 25 long years spent adding figures in the same soul-crushing job, Mr Zero suddenly finds himself replaced by a machine. For the first time in his life, Zero takes his destiny into his own hands. The consequences set him on a path through this world and beyond, offering him one last chance for love, life and redemption."

The season will conclude with a new play Trident Moon by Anusree Roy, directed by Anna Pool which will run from 9 to 18 October 2016. India, 1947.

"Six women, three Muslim and three Hindu, hide inside a coal truck as it speeds through the newly-divided Hindustan. Nothing will prevent Alia getting to West Bengal. Her former employers are now her captives and she will have revenge for what they have done, even if she has to harm the child she has spent her life raising. Violence and hatred threaten to engulf those inside the truck, as thick and terrifying as that which can be heard outside in the streets. But suddenly the truck stops, and the women must find what unites them in order to have any chance of survival..."

Tickets for all productions in the new season are now on sale.

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