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The Finborough Theatre announces Spring/Summer 2017 Season
New season announced at The Finborough
The Finborough Theatre in west London has announced details of its Spring-Summer Season which will feature six premieres and a rediscovery.
As part of the Finborough Theatre’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday, the season opens with the European premiere of Late Company by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Michael Yale playing for a four week season from 25 April to 20 May 2017.
"One year after the suicide of their teenage son, Debora and Michael sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as good intentions are gradually stripped away to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy – at a dinner party where grief is the loudest guest."
It runs concurrently with the English premiere of David Ireland’s Everything Between Us from 30 April to 16 May 2017.
The world premiere of a first play by new playwright, Jam by Matt Parvin, plays from 23 May to 17 June 2017, directed by Tommo Fowler.
"Ten years ago, Bella Soroush’s life was ruined by one of her pupils – Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things – new school, new town, new friends – and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside. Now Kane is back in her classroom, armed with relics of the past and claiming to want forgiveness. As the truths they've clung to begin to collapse, teacher and pupil are forced to confront their prejudices and the shared history that has bound them together. Set over a single evening, Jam is a relentless, incendiary new drama that interrogates social fault-lines in Britain today, and the tension between truth and justice."
This will play alongside the rediscovery of Footprints On the Moon by Maureen Hunter between 28 May-13 June 2017.
The season ends with the first production outside Australia of Food by Steve Rodgers, playing for a four week limited season from 20 June to 15 July 2017, directed by Cressida Brown.
"Nancy left, choosing chaos, freedom and sex. Elma stayed behind and cooked. Now Nancy is back. On a stretch of Australian highway, sisters Elma and Nancy run their family takeaway joint – their days heavy with deep frying and memories. While they quietly wage war with their past and dream of a brighter future, a young life-loving Turkish traveller arrives, bringing a charm and sensuality that turns their world upside down."
This runs alongside the first London production in over 60 years of James Bridie’s Mr Gillie from 25 June to 11 July 2017, directed by Jenny Eastop.
Tickets for all productions are now on sale.