The Print Room Spring 2016 Season at the Coronet


The Print Room theatre, based at the Coronet in Notting Hill, west London, has announced its Spring 2016 season at the venue.

The season will begin with Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, which runs from 16 January to 13 February 2016, with an official opening on 21 January.

Directed by Jamie Glover, the production comes to the Coronet following Glover's critical success with Harold Pinter's 'The Dumb Waiter' at The Print Room's former venue. Set design is by Andrew D Edwards, with lighting by Johanna Town and sound by Peter Rice. The cast includes Jason Merrells (Stanley), Lucy Cohu (Louise), Lorne MacFadyen (Walter) and Tom Morley (Clive).

"When a handsome young German arrives in 1950’s Britain from a traumatised Europe and takes up the position of tutor for the Harrington family, it appears that he has found comfort in the bosom of their home. But his arrival is the catalyst that reveals the deep, impacted layers of this family’s dysfunction."

The venue will then host the world première of a dance show, Terra, from 23 February to 12 March 2016, with an official opening on 25 February. The production is the final piece in Print Room Artistic Associate Hubert Essakow’s trilogy exploring the elements.

Inspired by 'earth', Essakow aims to provide a choreographic and thematic conclusion to three years of work exploring humans’ physical and metaphorical relationship with their environment, and is a culmination of the significant thought and practice to emerge from the dance trilogy.

Set design is by Sofie Lachaert and Luc D'Hanis, with lighting by David Plater and sound by Gareth Mitchell. Dancers include Rob Bridger, Monique Jonas, Estella Marlos and Benjamin Warbis.

The season concludes with Deathwatch by Jean Genet, in a translation by David Rudkin, which runs from 11 April to 7 May 2016, with an official opening on 14 April. The play is directed by Geraldine Alexander and was last presented in London in 1987.

"Three men are locked in their prison cell. Two convicts compete for the respect of the legendary ‘Greeneyes’ who is on the cusp of achieving hero status in criminal circles."

Speaking of the announcement, Artistic Director Anda Winters said:

"The Coronet adventure still exceeds all our hopes and expectations. We are delighted that audiences - old and new - continue to come through the doors of our beautiful new home, in order to experience the very best of today's live performance. We are very proud to offer this exciting new season of work, and to welcome back our friends and collaborators - Jamie Glover, Hubert Essakow and Geraldine Alexander."

Looking for the best seats...