Finborough Theatre - Winter 2013/2014
FINBOROUGH Theatre has announced its Winter 2013/14 season and it includes R. C. Sherriff’s The White Carnation, unseen in over 60 years; the world premiere of a new British musical, Lost Boy; and the professional world premiere of Ivor Novello’s last musical, Valley of Song.
As well as new writing from three new playwrights (Operation Crucible, Carthage and The Domino Heart), the new season sees the introduction of a new series – TheGreatWar100 – which will present works commemorating the centenary of the First World War over the next five years.
The season opens with R. C. Sherriff’s supernatural drama, The White Carnation, which runs from November 26 to December 21, 2013.
Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known…
The White Carnation is accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from December 1 to December 17 by the world premiere of Operation Crucible, a debut play by Kieran Knowles, set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz.
January sees two productions featured in both the already acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, and the new TheGreatWar100 series – the world premiere of Lost Boy, a new British musical by Phil Willmott and a dark sequel to Peter Pan (December 31, 2013 to January 25, 2014); and the professional world premiere of Ivor Novello’s last musical, Valley of Song on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays (January 5 to January 21, 2014).
The season comes to a close with two new writing debuts, in productions commissioned by the Finborough Theatre – Carthage, a hard hitting first play about the care system by Finborough’s new Playwright on Attachment Chris Thompson (January 28 to February 28, 2014) and The Domino Heart, the European premiere and the UK debut of award-winning Canadian playwright Matthew Edison, on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays (February 2 to February 18, 2014).
For more information visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/.
Also at Finborough Theatre: Black Jesus, a new play on Zimbabwe by Finborough Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Anders Lustgarten and Vibrant 2013 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights.