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Finborough Theatre - Spring 2014

Almost Near. Photo credit: stephanie Wilson.

Season preview

THE MAIN productions in the Finborough Theatre’s new Spring Season have a distinctly Gallic flavour.

Two-time Olivier Award nominee Rachael Stirling stars in Finborough’s unique rediscovery of Terence Rattigan’s Variation on a Theme, unseen for over 50 years, and inspired by La Dame aux Camelias (February 25 to March 22).

It is followed by the world premiere of Craig Adams and Nona Shepphard’s new musical based on Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin (March 25 to April 19); and the rediscovery of the 1920s French classic Martine (April 22 to May 17).

The Sunday/Monday/Tuesday productions feature the classic Glasgow memoir of prison life, Tom McGrath and Jimmy Boyle’s The Hard Man (March 2 to March 18), followed by new plays from award-winning playwrights from the UK (Pamela Carter’s Almost Near – March 30 to April 15) and Canada (Daniel Macdonald’s Velocity – April 29 to May 13).

In February, the bar beneath the theatre will open again after standing empty for nearly 18 months. The premises will revert to its original name – The Finborough Arms – and will trade as a traditional pub again for the first time in several years. Freed of any brewery ties, the bar will feature cask ale from local breweries, farmhouse cider from Somerset and craft lagers from the UK and overseas. This will be a second venture for new landlord Jeff Bell who has owned The Gunmakers Arms in Clerkenwell for five years.

Lost Boy continues at the Finborough Theatre until January 11, before transferring to Charing Cross Theatre for a five week run – from Monday, January 13 to Saturday, February 15, 2014.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0844 847 1652 or visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/.