New season at Finborough

David Chadderton

Finborough TheatreFollowing on from its eight winns in the Off West End Awards, London's Finborough Theatre has announced its programme for summer 2012.

The season opens with Daniel MacIvor's His Greatness, a European première directed by Ché Walker running from 24 April to 19 May. Running alongside this on Sundays and Mondays from 29 April to 14 May will be the first UK production for nearly forty years of All Good Men by Trevor Griffiths.

John McGrath's Events While Guarding The Bofur's Gun will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the playwright's death with this play's first professional production since 1966 directed by Robert Hastie, running from 22 May to 16 June. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 27 May to 12 June, the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Sir Edward German wil be commemorated with the first professional London production for more than half a century of his operetta Merrie England.

The final plays in the season will be the London première of The Drawer Boy by Canadian playwright Michael Healey from 19 June to 14 July coupled with the world première of The Sluts of Sutton Drive from American playwright Joshua Conkel on Sundays and Mondays from 24 June to 9 July.

The Papatango New Writing Competition also returns this year with a closing date of 1 May.

For more information, see www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.