Pig Farm, a dark farce from Urinetown The Musical writer Greg Kotis, will receive its UK premiere at the St James Theatre this autumn.
The production, directed by the ideally named Katherine Farmer, will play at the Victoria venue from 21 October, running at the time vacated by postponed Hoagy Carmichael musical Stardust Road.
Pig Farm, which premiered at New York’s Roundabout Theatre in 2006, is the tale of farmers Tom and Tina, and hired hand Tim, for whom life working the land is a slog for survival. As trouble simmers ominously, in walks the gun-wielding Teddy, and everything gets much, much worse.
Speaking about the London run, Kotis said: “I am thrilled beyond measure to be returning to London and the St James Theatre with Pig Farm. Every American playwright dreams of having his or her work brought to life on a London stage, and I feel very lucky indeed that this dream is coming true once again.”
Farmer, who won an Indy Award for her Californian production of Last Train To Nibroc, is director of theatre company Dead Posh Productions, which is co-producing the show alongside Julian Stoneman Associates.
Cast and creative team are yet to be announced.
Pig Farm joins an autumn at the St James Theatre that also includes Leslie Bricusse musical Pure Imagination and a Lucy Bailey directed production of Around The World In 80 Days.
"Every American playwright dreams of having his or her work brought to life on a London stage"