Park Theatre 2018 season probes banking, building & colonialism

Faceless

The new season at London’s Park Theatre has been announced today featuring five world, European, UK and London premiere productions.

Artistic Director Jez Bond says: “I’m thrilled to be announcing our season for the first half of 2018.

“In PARK200 we are working with some of the best theatres and producers from across the UK and beyond, from Chichester Festival Theatre to Broadway, bringing world class productions to our stages as well as producing our next show from America, the politically timely Building The Wall.

“As ever we’re full to the brim with a majority of new writing premieres in both PARK200 and PARK90. PARK90 celebrates our passion for women on stage and off: with women’s stories and journeys at the heart, and a prevalence of women writers, producers and directors.”

The UK premiere of the musical Rothschild & Sons opens the new season in PARK200, with Broadway songwriters Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (Fiddler On The Roof) charting the Rothschild family’s rise from poverty to a global banking dynasty.

A Passage to India follows, as part of an international adaptation of E. M. Forster’s seminal novel set in Imperial India, re-imagined for a contemporary Britain by simple8.

Written by and starring David Haig, Pressure is the incredible true story of two allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the perfect weather conditions for General Eisenhower’s D-Day landings in 1944.

For the European premiere of Building The Wall from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, Jez Bond directs this political thriller that has already taken America by storm, exploring how the inconceivable can become the inevitable.

The world premiere of Monogamy closes the PARK200 season, a new comedy by Torben Betts about living a private life in the public eye.

In Park90 there is There or Here, the UK premiere of a new American comedy about outsourcing motherhood.

The season continues with A Princess Undone; a revival of Philip Ridley’s modern classic, Vincent River; the UK premiere of Faceless; a revival of Schism and, closing the new season, Beirut.

PARK200 LISTINGS

24 January – 17 February 2018, Rothschild & Sons
20 February – 24 March 2018, A Passage To India
28 March – 28 April 2018, Pressure
2 May – 2 June 2018, Building The Wall
6 June – 7 July 2018, Monogamy

PARK90 LISTINGS

23 January – 17 February 2018, There Or Here
20 February – 17 March 2018, A Princess Undone
20 March – 14 April 2018, Vincent River
17 April – 12 May 2018, Faceless
16 May – 9 June 2018, Schism
12 June – 7 July 2018, Beirut

For details about each production go to PARK THEATRE.

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