Park Theatre present world-class theatre, collaborating with the finest existing and emerging talent. They produce both in-house and in partnership with existing and emerging producers. A London theatre that is well worth a visit!
Reviews of recent productions:
What Shadows is gloriously raw, one of those productions with such a good script that it doesn’t need to be, and isn’t, embellished with superfluous sound effects in an attempt to create a dramatic atmosphere.
Loot: It’s a good laugh, and genuinely interesting – and if that’s the sort of show you’d like to see, then this is a show for you.
If you’re looking for a near-perfect play off the West End, here it is. Rabbits, written by Joe Hampson and directed by Sadie Spencer, asks the question: what do couples really get up to behind closed doors? And, how do you keep the flame alive?
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By Elizabeth Kuti Directed by Robert Price Cast includes Brett Brown, Jessica Carroll and Eva Traynor.
Three people united by the fishing village of Orford and its mysterious island, Orford Ness. From the twelfth century, Mab gives an eye-witness account of the legendary Wild Man of Orford. Eight hundred years later, Ben hears strange noises on the Ness as he tries to fix the island’s radar system. In 2004, Mog is faced with a terrible decision… Long-buried secrets emerge, as these echoing voices intertwine, revealing how the stories of human lives connect in the most surprising and intimate ways, though decades and even centuries separate them.
Running Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
19th October to 11th November 2017
Luke, a former high-flyer from the City, sits in a remote stone hut halfway up a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. He is on a meditation retreat, searching for the inner peace that so far has eluded him. The trouble is, not only will his mind not settle, but an uninvited guest arrives ? his obnoxious older brother Tony. Is Tony everything that’s wrong with Luke’s old life, or is he the only one who can really see into his soul? And is Luke’s quest for spirituality a way of transforming himself, or is it just another form of addiction? The Retreat is a sharp new comedy-drama about a world where we can never escape ourselves, or find ourselves either. The Retreat is written by Sam Bain, the BAFTA award-winning co-writer and co-creator of Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Four Lions and is directed by Kathy Burke. Her acting credits include Harry Enfield and Chums, Gimme Gimme Gimme and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and directing credits include Out in the Open, Born Bad and The Stock Da?wa at Hampstead Theatre, The Quare Fellow and Once a Catholic at Tricycle Theatre and Smaller at the Lyric Theatre. Cast includes, Yasmine Akram (Sherlock), Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who, The History Boys, Gavin and Stacey) and Adam Deacon (Kidulthood).
2nd November to 2nd December 2017
The Secondary Victim
Ali is a respected psychotherapist and loyal wife. Then suddenly a complaint of sexual misconduct by a male former client throws her professional and personal life into a maelstrom of suspicion and distrust. Who is lying? Is anyone telling the whole truth Against a background of contemporary blame culture, Ali finds herself struggling to maintain her reputation and her marriage, and as the threats keep rising, her instincts are tested to the extreme.
“Written and directed by Matthew Campling, Abominations is unfailingly charming and endearing”
A Younger Theatre on Matthew Campling’s Abominations, nominated for Best New Play Broadway World UK Awards (2016)
Written by Matthew Campling
Directed by Matthew Gould
14th November to 9th December 2017
Daisy Pulls It Off
Look out chaps! There’s a new girl in school. Our plucky heroine Daisy is ready for a topping new term and to take on a jolly ripping mystery in this whizzo family treat for Christmas. In Go People’s anarchic hands, Denise Deegan’s fabulously affectionate parody of 1920s schoolgirl novels is transformed into a riproaring spectacle of ensemble theatrical magic. Spiffing! Hooray! It?s the perfect addition to your Christmas festivities: a riotous adventure to chase away the winter chills, served with lashings of love from the company behind the Park Theatre sell-out Almost, Maine. This one?s certainly not just for the kids!
5th December 2017 to 13th January 2018
Written & Directed by Jethro Compton Inspired by the novel by Jack London 1898. Canada. After the massacre of her tribe, a child is rescued by an old huntsman. Torn from centuries of tradition, struggling to find her path in the world, she soon discovers hope in the friendship of an abandoned wolf, swiftly learning the customs of her ancestors, becoming skilled in the ways of the wild. But when the time comes, will these skills be enough to survive? An epic story of love and redemption from the team behind The Bunker Trilogy and the Park Theatre hit, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Running Time: 2 hours
13th December 2017 to 13th January 2018
Rothschild & Sons
The remarkable story of how a father, mother and their sons changed the world. This uplifting and universal tale affirming human dignity springs from the hearts and minds of Broadway songwriters Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (creators of Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) and Tony-nominated writer Sherman Yellen. Inspired by the book The Rothschilds by Frederic Morton, this re-imagined musical about a family that risks everything includes several never-before-heard songs in its thrilling UK premiere.
Booking Period: 24 January – 17 February 2018 Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins approx., no interval Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 1 hours 40 minutes
A Passage to India
Harsh but clear advice which Aziz chose to ignore. Now he lies in jail charged with sexual assault. Forster?s masterpiece poses an urgent question: how can we love one another in a world divided by culture and belief? Following the acclaimed Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes (Park Theatre), the award-winning simple8 transport us to Imperial India, conjuring up the elephants and caves, courthouses and temples by the simplest and boldest means, with original music played live on stage by legendary composer Kuljit Bhamra. Full of humour and rich humanity, but with vast philosophical and political scope, A Passage to India is one of the great novels of the Twentieth Century. simple8’s thrilling new adaptation re-imagines it for contemporary Britain.
Booking Period: 20 February – 24 March 2018 Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins approx. inc.
Age Recommendation: 7+
A Princess Undone
Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone, but HRH The Princess Margaret seeks one final chance to be of service. Acquiring potentially sensational letters from Charles and Diana, she means to burn the evidence. But there are other papers, relating to Margaret herself. And when an ex-gangster admirer returns from her past, the Queen?s sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again. As dynamic as The Crown (Netflix) and inspired by actual events.
Booking Period: 20 February – 17 March 2018
Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins approx.
Age Recommendation: 12+
Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. Tonight, they meet for the first time… and their lives will change forever. Philip Ridley’s modern classic was a huge success when it premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001, and a West End smash in 2007. Thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous by turns, it is now seen as one of the most powerful explorations of hate crime – and society’s need to crush ‘difference’ – ever written.
Booking Period: 20 March – 14 April 2018
Running Time: To be confirmed
Age Recommendation: 14+
Susie, a suburban Chicago teenager lives her life on the internet. However, when she meets someone online who convinces her to convert from Christianity to Islam and leave home for Syria, Susie finds herself arrested for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Recent Harvard Law graduate and practising Muslim, Claire Fathi, will be prosecuting for the US government to the full extent of the law? Inspired by a real court case in the USA. A thrilling and relevant drama brought to you by the producer of the Park Theatre 2016 hit, Sket.
Booking Period: 17 April – 12 May 2018
Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins approx., no interval
Age Recommendation: 11+
Failed architect Harrison had plans to end his life. The last thing he needed was Katherine, a young student with cerebral palsy, breaking into his house begging for his help… As their chaotic first encounter turns into the beginning of a twenty year relationship, the unlikely couple grow to realise that they are capable of either building something great together ? or absolutely destroying each other. Following the journey of Harrison and Katherine, Schism is a stunning new play about two people finding each other, and questions at what point does a dream become unrealistic and out of date.
Booking Period: 16 May – 9 June 2018
Running Time: 75 mins approx. Age Recommendation: n/a
Torch has been quarantined in a dark, squalid room on the Lower East Side of New York City, which the locals refer to as Beirut, after testing positive for a nameless disease. Torch passes the time alone, forbidden from contact with the outside world. His girlfriend, Blue, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. Torch tries to keep her at arm’s length and they argue lovingly, jokingly, fearfully, bravely and desperately about sex and death. All the while, Torch pleads with Blue to leave before his resistance fails? Robin Lefevre has previously won the New York Drama Desk Award for Best Director and is a Tony Award nominee.
Booking Period: 12 June – 7 July 2018
Running Time: 90 mins (approx), no interval
Age Recommendation: 14+
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Park Theatre is around a 4 minute walk from Finsbury Park station (Station Place exit).
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