Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Finborough Theatre announces autumn season

The Finborough Theatre is celebrating its 35th year with an autumn season of even more vibrant new plays and unique rediscoveries.

The season opens with the world premiere of My Eyes Went Dark by Matthew Wilkinson. Starring Thusitha Jayasundera and Cal MacAninch, this gripping new play based on real events plays from 25th August to 19th September. It plays alongside the European premiere of This Heaven by the acclaimed new Aboriginal Australian writer Nakkiah Lui, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 30th August to 15th September.

Originally seen as a staged reading at Vibrant 2014 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights, The Sweethearts by exciting new writer Sarah Page receives its world premiere from 22nd September to 17th October. It plays alongside Horniman's Choice, an evening of four rediscovered one act plays by dramatists from the 'Manchester School' – Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse  – originally championed by Annie Horniman of the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain, in their first UK professional productions in over 90 years on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 27th September to 13th October.

The season culminates with a rediscovery and the seventh consecutive year of our new plays festival Vibrant 2015 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights. Treasure by David Pinski is a classic of Yiddish theatre from 1905, and only now receiving its long-overdue UK premiere, from 20th October to 14th November, in a new version by former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Colin Chambers. Vibrant 2015 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights returns for its seventh year with twelve staged readings of new plays from 25th October to 12th November. A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes as we continue to discover and develop tomorrow's plays today, brought to life by some of the UK's most talented actors and directors.

Please visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk for further information.

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