Park Theatre celebrates its second birthday with a new season of work, including 8 new writing premieres.
- An Audience With Jimmy Savile is the first play to examine the scandal that continues to shock the nation
- Lady Anna: All At Sea, a new play by Craig Baxter, inspired by the writing of Anthony Trollope, premieres as part of his Bicentennial.
- Steve Thompson’s witty and uncompromising comedy Roaring Trade exposes the dark underbelly of the financial sector as the curtain comes down on the recession
- Dark and poignant family drama The Gathered Leaves puts three generations together with the aim of putting the past behind them…
- Internationally acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends returns to the UK
As Park Theatre, which won the ‘Fringe Theatre of the Year’ in the Stage 2015 awards, celebrates its second birthday, Artistic Director Jez Bond today announces a new season of work, including eight new writing world premieres alongside a number of exciting revivals.
Alistair McGowan leads the cast in Jonathan Maitland’s An Audience with Jimmy Savile; drawing extensively on material from genuine interviews, transcripts and TV shows, this is the first play to explore the most shocking sex scandal of our time. This is followed by striking new family drama The Gathered Leaves by Andrew Keatley and a new play by Craig Baxter, inspired by the work of Anthony Trollope. Lady Anna: All At Sea has been commissioned by the Trollope Society as part of the Trollop Bicentennial Celebrations. Steve Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock, Upstairs, Downstairs) kicks off the autumn with his financial sector dark comedy Roaring Trade, which is followed by Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends.
Jez Bond said, “I’m thrilled to announce a full repertoire of shows taking you right to the end of the year. In true Park style we’re continuing to demonstrate our commitment to both new writing and great revivals, and to presenting bold, relevant and challenging plays. I believe that theatre is not just entertainment – it’s also about opening discussion and challenging perspectives, holding a mirror up to nature and tackling even the most uncomfortable of issues so we learn from our mistakes.”
Tuesday 7th April 2015