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The Finborough Theatre in West Brompton, west London has announced its Spring 2015 season which includes a mixture of original writing, revivals and world premieres. Artistic Director Neil McPherson continues the venue's artistic policy of vibrant new writing and unique rediscoveries, bringing a number of lost texts to the surface, as well as featuring original works.
The season begins with the world premiere of Harajuku Girls by Francis Turnly directed by Jude Christian, which runs at the venue from 24 February to 21 March 2015, with an official opening on 26 February. This new play is set within the ‘cosplay’ subculture of 21st Century Japan.
Running alongside this will be the world premiere and professional debut of new playwright Ben Weatherill's Chicken Dust, directed by Chelsea Walker, running from 1 to 17 March 2015, with an official opening on 2 March 2015.
This will be followed by the first London production in twenty years of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida, which runs from 24 March to 18 April with an official opening on 26 March 2015, directed by Phil Willmott.
Tom Taylor’s Our American Cousin will run alongside this from 29 March to 14 April 2015 with an official opening on 30 March 2015. Famed as the play Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated, this new production is directed by Lydia Parker in honour of the 150th anniversary of his death.
The season concludes with two world premieres of hard-hitting political drama. The first, I Wish to Die Singing - Voices from the Armenian Genocide is devised by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson with direction by Lydia Parker and runs from 21 April to 16 May 2015, with an official opening on 23 April 2015. It is accompanied by A New Play for the General Election, written in response to events as they happen by Chris Dunkley and Chris New which runs from 26 April to 12 May, with an official opening on 27 April 2015.