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The Finborough Theatre in West Brompton, west London has announced its Autumn 2015 season. Artistic Director Neil McPherson continues the venue's artistic policy of vibrant new writing and unique rediscoveries.
The season begins with the world premiere of My Eyes Went Dark by Matthew Wilkinson. Starring Thusitha Jayasundera and Cal MacAninch this new play based on real events runs from 25 August–19 September 2015.
"Nikolai Koslov, a Russian architect and father, avenges the death of his family in a plane crash - by killing the air traffic controller he holds responsible. Maintaining he can’t remember his crime, Koslov serves four years in a Swiss prison before being suddenly released. Back home he is greeted as a national hero and is even given a ministerial position. But guilt and remorse cannot stay buried forever."
Produced by 107group, it is directed by Matthew Wilkinson with design by Bethany Wells, sound by Max Pappenheim and lighting by Elliot Griggs.
Running alongside it will be This Heaven by the new Aboriginal Australian writer Nakkiah Lui, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 30 August–15 September 2015.
"Sissy Gordon’s father, an Aboriginal man and pillar of the community, has died in custody at Mount Druitt Police Station, New South Wales. But the justice that Sissy and her family were certain was coming to them is suddenly snatched away. Sissy is about to qualify as a lawyer, but tonight, the law seems irrelevant to her. Tonight is dirty and heavy, and the moon is swollen and bright. Everyone knows that on nights like this things happen…"
This will be followed by The Sweethearts by Sarah Page from 22 September–17 October 2015. The piece was originally seen as a staged reading at Vibrant 2014 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights.
Running alongside this will be Horniman's Choice, an evening of four rediscovered one act plays by dramatists from the 'Manchester School' – Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse. This will mark their first UK professional productions in over 90 years on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 27 September–13 October 2015.
Tickets for all productions are now on sale.