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THE QUIET HOUSE [PARK200 – OPENING WEEK]

The Quiet House

By Gareth Farr

To celebrate its opening in London a limited amount of £10 tickets for the first two weeks have been released!

To redeem use code:
QUIET10!

Offer available online for Band B tickets, subject to availablity.

Find out how babies are made…

Following a storming two weeks at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Quiet Houseopens tonight and has its London Press Night on Wednesday.

Featuring a fabulous cast including: Olivier Nominated Oliver Lansley who returns to Park after The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Michelle Bonnard, Allyson Ava-Brown and the hilarious Tom Walker.

Don’t miss this bold, epic, dramatic, funny, human love story about life written by award winning writer Gareth Farr and directed by Tessa Waker.

Click here to watch the trailer for The Quiet House

Reviews from its sell out Birmingham run…

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Tense, funny and incredibly raw and real, The Quiet House gets you in the gut and in the heart”
What’s On

★ ★ ★ ★
“Powerful and heart-breaking in equal measure”
The Reviews Hub

“Touchingly rendered…Bruntwood prize winner Gareth Farr breaks the silence around the struggle to conceive in an affecting way”
The Observer

“Outstandingly written and incredibly acted, a highly thought-provoking and emotionally absorbing piece of theatre”
Sincerely, Amy

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“This play is one of a kind”
Behind the Arras 

“The Quiet House is incredibly brave and the intimacy within the text feels like his (Gareth Farr’s) soul has been laid bare…A courageous, emotive and honest piece of writing.”
Broadway World

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Running till 9 July
BOOK HERE

ABSOLUTION / BILL CLINTON HERCULES – DOUBLE BILL [PARK90 – LAST CHANCE TO SEE]

A killer double bill that’ll have you rooting for a serial killer and admiring a politician.” – North Four

ABSOLUTION

written & performed by Owen O’Neill

Directed by Guy Masterson ( with original direction by Rachel O’Riordan)

Donegal. Present day. Catholic priests are disappearing.

One man knows why and he wants to confess. His confession is brutal. It is bloody. It is frank… He tells us it’s not murder. It’s retribution. It’s absolution.

Written and performed by Perrier nominee,Owen O’Neill, co-adaptor of the West End hit, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and directed by Guy Masterson, Olivier Award winner for ‘Morecambe’, this is the first UK presentation since its triumphant premiere at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ““visceral, disturbing and profoundly unnerving” – Stage Review

★ ★ ★ ★ “deliberate; vivid; intense” –
The Reviews Hub

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Running till 11 Jun
BOOK HERE

BILL CLINTON HERCULES

by Rachel Mariner

Performed by Bob Paisley
Directed by Guy Masterson

The first ever solo play about Bill Clinton!

With the world ravaged by war, drowning refugees, mass migration, jobless, homeless, hopeless, with inequality and injustice at its worst for a century, the status quo is not good enough. The 42nd President wants to cut loose, shoot from the hip and waken the world in his own fantasy TED talk. His own epic life has led to this moment… but will he be silenced by his spouse’s political ambitions? Will he be Hillary’s foot-soldier? What will the Big Dog do?

★ ★ ★ ★ “It sparks politics, humour and satire, mixing personal history with a wider political past.” – The Upcoming

★ ★ ★ ★ “delivered with a style and largesse that is both entertaining and informative” – Stage Review
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Running till 11 Jun
BOOK HERE

COMING SOON…

The Trial of Jane Fonda

by Terry Jastrow

Directed by Joe Harmston
Cast includes Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction; Patriot Games; Clear and Present Danger) as Jane Fonda, Christien Anholt, Martin Fisher, Alex Gaumond, Paul Herzberg, Ako Mitchell and Mark Rose.

1972. North Vietnam: Driven to halt the slaughter of young lives, iconic movie star Jane Fonda travels to Vietnam where she is photographed laughing and clapping, astride an anti-aircraft gun, designed to shoot down American planes. Overnight the soldiers’ sexy pin-up becomes ‘Hanoi Jane’; traitor to her country and betrayer of those very young men.

1988. Waterbury, Connecticut: Bitter demonstrations by veterans halt filming on a movie co-starring Fonda and Robert De Niro. Determined to stop her past dictating her future, Jane requests a meeting and enters a room full of angry men for whom the war still rages.

The content of the meeting is never divulged.

Having retraced Fonda’s steps, interviewed her guides, dozens of veterans and Fonda herself, Terry Jastrow’s powerful drama conjectures the battles which were fought in that encounter; battles which are as much to do with the ability of recorded images to dictate our memories as they are to do with truth.

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Running from 14 June – 9 July
BOOK HERE

 

Happy To Help [Opening next week]

By Michael Ross
Directed by Roxy Cook

An acerbic new comedy about how we’ve become a nation of shop assistants.

A destitute farmer sells his land to the supermarket chain that drove him out of business.

Fifteen years later and a bustling supermarket stands on the same spot. UK managing director Tony is coming to work undercover at the store for a week. Branch manager Vicky is determined to give him a more grimly authentic experience than he’d ever dared wish for. Shelf-stacker Josh dreams of escape and rock stardom. Union organiser Elliot dreams of Josh. By Friday, nothing will ever be the same for them again.

Developed with Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator Programme and shortlisted for the 2015 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.

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Running from 14 June – 9 July
BOOK HERE

Fertility Fest

Curated by Jessica Hepburn author of the best-selling book and blog The Pursuit of Motherhood

It’s 2016. The fertility industry is booming. One in six couples are struggling to conceive and IVF offers an assisted route to parenthood for many including growing numbers of same sex couples and singles who are seeking treatment to make a family.

In the first event of its kind in the UK, Fertility Fest will bring together twenty of the country’s leading writers, visual artists, theatre-makers, film-directors and composers in a day of performance, discussion and debate on one of the most important scientific and societal developments of our times.

Sharing the stage with them will be some of the country’s foremost fertility experts. Topics under the artistic microscope include facing the diagnosis of infertility, IVF, donation, surrogacy, the male experience, egg freezing and alternative routes to parenthood.

This festival will be of interest to both people who have been affected by the issues and people who know little about it but are intrigued to find out more. It will be a space to find support and comfort with other people who understand as well as a place to challenge, ask questions and find out more.

To find out more about the timetable and speakers, visit http://www.fertilityfest.com.

During the day there will also be a performance of Gareth Farr’s The Quiet House, included in the price of the ticket.

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Saturday 11 Jun
BOOK HERE


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