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The Park Theatre in north London have announced details of its 10th season for Autumn/Winter 2017. The venue, which includes Park200 and Park90, will be home to six world premieres, a one man show and a London premiere along with new writing and revivals.
Artistic Director of the venue Jez Bond said of the season: “I’m excited to be presenting a season peppered with familiar names but also a host of new, up-and-coming talent. With a continued programme of access performances across both spaces and increased diversity on our stages, we’re pushing further, both this season and beyond, to really make Park Theatre an accessible, welcoming venue for everyone.”
Park200 opens the season with Sir Ian McKellen’s exclusive solo performance of Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You, directed by Bond which takes the acclaimed actor through the most exciting pages and stages from the actor’s past fifty years, with all funds going to support the theatre’s work, running from 3-9 July 2017.
Kevin Elyot’s never-before-seen final play Twilight Song runs from 12 July to 12 August in a performance set to overlap with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act that decriminalised homosexuality, directed by Anthony Banks.
A revival of Joe Orton’s seminal black comedy Loot runs 16 August to 24 September 2017 opening one week after the 50th anniversary of the playwright’s tragic death. Directed by Michael Fentiman the production comes from the team behind The Boys in the Band.
Roxanna Silbert directs Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid in political powerhouse drama What Shadows which runs from 27 September to 28 October 2017.
Kathy Burke will then direct The Retreat, a world premiere comedy drama written by Sam Bain from 2 November to 2 December 2017.
The season concludes with a Christmas revival of Denise Deegan’s Olivier Award-winning Daisy Pulls It Off directed by Paulette Randall MBE, running from 5 December to 13 January 2018.
The PARK90 season opens with the world premiere of biochemical topical thriller The View From Nowhere and continues with Rabbits, a black comedy that follows with a tale of marital strife and bunny murder by Joe Hampson. Gyles Brandreth, along with his son Benet and daughter-in-law Kosha Engler will star in a three-person production of Hamlet directed by Simon Evans, followed by The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking, Fishskin Trousers by Elizabeth Kuti and The Secondary Victim. The season concludes with an epic London premiere about love and redemption from 18th century Canada, White Fang, written and directed by Jethro Compton, based on the novel by Jack London.
Tickets for the whole season are now on sale.