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Posted: Tue Jul 24 2012
Having reached the ripe old age of 30 in 2010, fringe powerhouse The Finborough is still going strong bringing bright and solid theatre to its corner in West London. Artistic director Neil McPherson is much lauded for his eye for new writing and for turfing up forgotten and hidden texts. The space may be compact, but The Finborough's impact on London's theatre scene belies its stature.
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What's on at Finborough Theatre
Fiona Doyle's play 'Coolatully' won the Papatango New Writing Prize this year and is now being directed by David Mercatali. The play looks at modern rural Ireland where Kilian used to be a local hurling champion but now there's barely enough people to...
Fringe, Musicals, Drama
This is the first professional revival of Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds's musical, which is set on the tiny remote island of Terhou in the Channel Islands which has been undiscovered by tourists. The Finborough stage the show to celebrate the 60th...
The English premiere of Alan Bissett's new play which asks if Scotland is the colonised or coloniser. In 'Jock: Scotland on Trial' Jock is being interviewed about a crime he didn't commit. This is the first time the play will receive a full production,...
A staged reading of John McGrath's play about the history of Red Clydeside set in Glasgow in the 1970s about young activist Henrietta.
Yet another surprising re-discovery courtesy of the Finborough Theatre is this play - reportedly the first play by an African-American woman ever produced professionally. 'Rachel' tells of a young woman living in the early 20th century who wants to fulfil...
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‘We will definitely be at war in September.’ So says Winston Churchill in March 1914 in controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth’s exceptionally detailed play about the origins of the First World War. Our wartime Prime Minister had it right, of course....
The Finborough is one of the few London theatres programming plays vaguely relevant to the rather important issue of the Scottish referendum. This is an 18th century-set satire on the union of Scotland and England written in 1948 by Robert McLellan. It...
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