Award–winning Finborough Theatre announces the new season

Published: 16 December 2012
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Closing the present season, Pack by Louise Monaghan – Angela Lonsdale, Amita Dhiri, Denise Black and Sarah Smart Credit: Richard Davenport

The Finborough Theatre has fought off competition from National Theatre Wales, Southwark Playhouse, NT Watch This Space, Paines Plough, and Ustinov Studio to win the Peter Brook Empty Space Award for the second time.

And it's upcoming season seems to promise more of the interesting rediscoveries and new works on which it has built its enviable reputation.

Kicking off the programme is the English première of Somersaults by Iain Finlay Macleod followed from end January by London Wall, the first London production in over eighty years of this play by John Van Druten. Canadian playwright Arthur Milner's provocative play set in the West Bank Facts will close the season.

These pieces will each be accompanied on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays by other works: the world première of So Great A Crime, written and directed by David Gooderson, Saer Doliau by Gwenlyn Parry, which receives its English première in a Welsh language performance with English subtitles, and finally the first London revival in some forty years of J B Priestley's Laburnum Grove.

Papatango New Writing Festival winner Pack by Louise Monaghan plays until 22 December.