Park Theatre is having quite a moment. The Finsbury Park venue has recently had an Olivier-nominated play with The Revlon Girl, and it’s currently hosting David Haig’s Pressure, which will be transferring to the West End later this year. And it seems they are continuing this exciting line-up with their July to December 2018 season.
This week, it was announced that Park Theatre will feature a mix of new and existing writing. The season will include six world premieres, one UK premiere, three celebrated revivals and some incredible new writing, including two pieces that were developed through the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator programme.
Opening the Park200 new season is the world premiere of black comedy End Of The Pier by Danny Robins. It’ll star TV comic and presenter Les Dennis along with Blake Harrison, Nitin Ganatra, and Tala Gouveia. The show will focus on a former comedy presenter who is thrust back into the limelight at the centre of a media frenzy. It’ll run from 11 July – 11 August 2018.
Following End Of The Pier is a revival of Jim Cartwright’s The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice. It tells the beloved story of a timid but brilliant singer led by real-life mother and daughter Sally George and Rafaella Hutchinson. The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice runs from 15 August – 15 September 2018.
From 19 September – 20 October 2018, a tale of a confident, intelligent and highly successful neurologist who’s studying dementia and develops the condition herself in the world premiere of The Other Place.
Joanna Murray-Smith’s unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls comes next, in a revival of Honour which runs from 25 October – 24 November 2018.
Park Theatre also provides the Shakespeare Schools Foundation a platform on the main stage, with a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools in Shakespeare Schools Festival which will run from 27 November – 28 November 2018.
Closing the Park200 season is J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan which runs from 5 December 2018 – 5 January 2019.
The Park90 season will open with Stephanie Martin’s Alkaline which was developed as part of the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator programme. It tells of a woman who converts to Islam for her soon-to-be husband which affects her relationship with her best friend. Alkaline runs from 10 July – 4 August 2018.
The world premiere of Spiral follows. It tells the story of two troubled women and explores the issues surrounding teen runaways, abuse and bullying. You can see it from 7 August – 1 September 2018.
The only male-directed play in Park90’s season is Distance – a play that explores male depression and suicide (the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK). It runs from 5 September – 29 September 2018.
During Black History Month, Bullet Hole takes a stark look at female genital mutilation through the eyes of three Londoners, as their different cultures and backgrounds come together. You can see Bullet Hole from 2 October – 27 October 2018.
A Pupil follows the story of Simona, a disgraced former violinist preparing to end her life, who is persuaded to tutor an aspiring musician, throwing her plans into disarray. A Pupil runs from 31 October – 24 November 2018.
Ending the season is Dialektikon, which follows the story of Miranda as she delves into the underworlds. See it from 6 – 29 December 2018.
Tickets for the new Park Theatre season are now on sale via the venue’s website.
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