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The Finborough Theatre's Summer 2015 Season
The Finborough Theatre in West Brompton, west London has announced its Summer 2015 season which includes a mixture of original writing and unique rediscoveries. 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 The Great War 100 series.
The season begins with a rare production of The One Day of The Year by Alan Seymour directed by Wayne Harrison, which runs at the venue from 19 May to 13 Jun 2015. The cast includes Mark Little, Fiona Press, Adele Querol, and James Wright.
Set in Australia on ANZAC Day it raises the question if it's just an excuse for 'one long grog-up' or is it a day when Australians reflect on those who have paid the ultimate price? For war veterans like Alf and his friend Wacka, ANZAC Day is an opportunity to commemorate history and the forging of Australia's national identity.
Running alongside it will be Stony Broke in No Man's Land from 24 May to 9 June 2015. A world premiere written and directed by John Burrows, it will be performed by two original members of the Number 1 chart-topping group, The Flying Pickets, David Brett and Gareth Williams.
This will be followed by Purni Morell, Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre, directing the first major revival of Ted Whitehead’s Alba Beta from 18 June to 18 July.
"Mr and Mrs Elliot have imprisoned themselves within a domestic incarceration of marriage, family and society’s twitching curtains. Battling through their self-made entrapment for the sake of the kids, they soon begin to destroy each other through an ugly routine of rows, affairs and suicidal blackmail."
Running alongside this will be A Third by Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin, playing on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 21 June to 14 July, examining the world of threesomes.
New playwright Kieran Knowles returns to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War as Operation Crucible runs from 28 July to 22 August 2015.
This will be accompanied by a new play from the award-winning Finborough Playwright on Attachment Steven Hevey, We Know Where You Live which plays Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 to 18 August 2015, and is described as a timely and important play about the changing face of London.
Tickets for all productions are now on sale.