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Autumn Season at the Finborough

Published by: Carolin Kopplin on 17th Jul 2015 | View all blogs by Carolin Kopplin

The Finborough Theatre celebrates its 35th year with an Autumn Season of vibrant new plays and unique rediscoveries.

The season opens with the world premiere of My Eyes Went Dark by Matthew Wilkinson. Starring Thusitha Jayasundera and Cal MacAninch, this new drama is based on real events and runs from 25 August–19 September. It plays alongside the European premiere of This Heaven by the acclaimed new Aboriginal Australian writer Nakkiah Lui, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 30 August–15 September.

Originally seen as a staged reading at Vibrant 2014 – A Festival Of Finborough PlaywrightsThe Sweethearts by Sarah Page receives its world premiere from 22 September–17 October. It plays alongside Horniman's Choice, an evening of four rediscovered one act plays by dramatists from the 'Manchester School' – Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse – originally championed by Annie Horniman of the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain, in their first UK professional productions in over 90 years on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from 27 September–13 October.

The season culminates with a rediscovery and the seventh consecutive year of the new plays festival Vibrant 2015 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights. Treasure by David Pinski is a classic of Yiddish theatre from 1905, and only now receiving its UK premiere, from 20 October–14 November, in a new version by former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Colin Chambers. Vibrant 2015 – A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights returns for its seventh year with twelve staged readings of new plays from 25 October–12 November.

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