Napoli, Brooklyn is a family drama set in 1960 New York, led by Coronation Street, Grange Hill and Strictly Come Dancing star Georgia May Foote.
The story follows three Italian American sisters become torn between their heritage and their changing neighbourhood, and explores the struggle in immigrant families which is passed down from generation to generation, particularly for women.
Napoli, Brooklyn centres on the Muscolinos, who have raised three proud and passionate daughters, each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another – but harbouring a secret longing that could tear the family apart.
When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative and poignant portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
The Original Theatre Company (Monogamy, Birdsong,The Habit of Art) present UK premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s enthralling coming-of-age tale, directed by Lisa Blair, whose recent credits include a five star revival of Jerusalem.
Georgia May Foote is best known for her television roles as Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street (ITV), Alison Simmons in Grange Hill (Lime Pictures), Holly in Trollied (Sky1), and Gemma in This is England ’86 (Channel 4). She was runner up in Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, and her other theatre credits include Breakfast At Tiffany’s (UK Tour).
Napoli, Brooklyn was originally presented by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre, New York. Now, it arrives in London to play a limited four-week season at the Park Theatre, at the culmination of an eagerly anticipated UK tour.