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Park Keepers Priority Booking is Now Open for our new Jan – Jul 2020 season!

Tickets on General Sale Thu 17 Oct from 10am

Tickets are now on sale to Park Keepers for our Jan – Jul 2020 season. To take advantage of priority booking today and secure the best seats, you can become a Park Keeper – click here for more info.

In a time when our media feeds seem to bring more bad news than good, we turn to theatre to help us interpret the world around us and draw us into a different reality for a little while. This season, Park Theatre brings you a mix of plays that make you think, make you laugh, make you question, and some that will make you do all three. With 5 World Premieres, a musical, an Anime film stage adaptation and a host of hotly anticipated revivals, there’s a huge variety to choose from. Scroll down for a first look at what’s coming up.

We look forward to seeing you at Park Theatre soon!

RAGS The Musical

9 Jan – 8 Feb

Book by Joseph Stein

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Revised Book by David Thompson

Directed by Bronagh Lagan

Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons.

RAGS The Musical is a story of both hope and disappointment, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music.

A ravishing score from the songwriters of Wicked & Annie.

“… an unforgettable, unique and vibrant treat” ★★★★ Jewish Telegraph

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La Cage Aux Folles

The Play

12 Feb – 21 Mar

Written by Jean Poiret

A new translation by Simon Callow

Production Supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle

See the play which spawned four blockbuster films and the Tony Award-winning musical for the first time in the English language.

Nightclub owner Georges and his dazzling drag artiste partner Albin create the most spectacular shows in St. Tropez. But when Georges’ son Laurent announces his engagement to the daughter of a notoriously right-wing politician, the real performance begins.

“It’s zany, outrageous and utterly life-affirming” Simon Callow

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Clybourne Park

25 Mar – 2 May

Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Oliver Kaderbhai

A timely 10th anniversary production of this Tony & Olivier Award-winning play.

In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving to the suburbs and have sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family. Decades later, a young white couple buy the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood.

Are the same community issues festering beneath the floorboards 50 years on?

“Outrageously funny and provocative.” 

Daily Telegraph

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A Place for We

6 May – 6 Jun

Written by Archie Maddocks
Directed by Michael Buffong

Production Supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle

Trinidadian funeral director Clarence and fifth generation pub owner George don’t want things to change. But everything around them is changing. Do they adapt to survive? Or stay true to their roots and risk it all… family, tradition, business?

A bittersweet comedy in search of London’s common beating heart.

“What a talent is here unlocked. Look out for Archie Maddocks. He has much to tell us” TheArtsDesk.com

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The Garden of Words

Official Stage Production

15 Jul – 15 Aug

Based on the Anime from Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films 

Adapted by Whole Hog Theatre
Directed by Alexandra Rutter

When a student and an older woman meet by chance, their mutual feelings of alienation draw them together. But the friendship that could save them might also ruin them…

Based on the Anime by renowned director Makoto Shinkai. Created and performed in London and Tokyo with Anime stage production specialists, Nelke Planning.

“They achieve the seemingly impossible” Anime UK News on Princess Mononoke

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An inclusive and welcoming venue for everyone

You can book tickets for our programme of access performances over the phone, online, or in person at the Box Office.

Please drop us a line about your personal access requirements on  020 7870 6876 or email access@parktheatre.co.uk to speak to a member of staff. We will then be able to advise you and update your account to make your booking experience as smooth as possible.

For more information and dates of our upcoming access performances, please visit our website.

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SHACKLETON AND HIS STOWAWAY

8 Jan – 1 Feb

Written by Andy Dickinson

Directed by Simone Coxall
Cast includes Richard Ede, Elliott Ross

Shackleton and his Stowaway is based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition to Antarctica. It follows the misfortunes of an 18 year old stowaway who sneaks aboard.

When Shackleton gets them trapped in the polar ice pack they are left adrift on the ice, hundreds of miles from civilisation.

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show of 2018.

“A beautifully written new play… with thrilling narrative” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

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TIME AND TIDE

5 Feb – 29 Feb

Written by James McDermott

Directed by Rob Ellis 

May runs a crumbling caff on the end of Cromer Pier. Her delivery man, Ken, is running out of customers, thanks to Costa. Nemo is desperate to tread the boards in London. His unrequited love, Daz, is burying his head in the sand over his best mate leaving.

Time and Tide is an LGBT comic drama from award-winning writer James McDermott, about a Norfolk community struggling with change.

“McDermott’s writing is sardonic, outrageous, hilarious and honest” ★★★★ Auditorium Magazine

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CORPSE!


4 Mar – 28 Mar

Written by Gerald Moon

Directed by Clive Brill

Evelyn Farrant, actor, is exceedingly poor. Rupert Farrant, his twin, is excessively rich. There appears to be only one solution.

Evelyn must kill Rupert and inherit his wealth.

Don’t miss out on a major revival of this brilliant comedy thriller which has had successful runs in the West End, Broadway and across the globe.

“Brilliant comedy thriller… you may die laughing.” New York Post

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NEVER NOT ONCE

1 Apr – 25 Apr

Written by Carey Crim
Directed by Katharine Farmer

All-American college student Eleanor wants to know who her father is. Her two mums can’t agree. But everything changes when Eleanor’s boyfriend hires a private investigator to find her biological father and the family are forced to confront an unexpected and explosive answer to the question, “where do I come from?”

Winner of the 2017 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award and finalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Award.

“Theatrically satisfying and socially urgent” Jane Chambers Award

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THE STILL ROOM

29 Apr – 23 May

Written by Sally Rogers

Directed by Nigel Douglas

Cast includes Kate James

In a small, struggling hotel in Manchester, Janice, a banquet waitress, is waiting for her O Level results. She is bored to death and desperate to leave her hometown. Then a new waitress arrives. She is different to the other waiting staff: her sexual confidence and bold ideas challenge Janice’s own perceptions of the world.

So begins a chain of events that will change everything.

 

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BURKAS AND BACON BUTTIES

27 May – 20 Jun

Written by Shamia Chalabi & Sarah Henley

Production supported by Arts Council England

Meet Ashraf – an Egyptian, Muslim, taxi driver – and Shazia, his half Egyptian, half Wigan daughter… who is more interested in last call at the bar than the call to prayer.

Full of heart, this VAULT Festival sell-out show, based on Chalabi’s real life experiences, will make you laugh and cry as it juggles Allah and Aldi, mosques and mojitos and of course – burkas and bacon butties.

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Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP

boxoffice@parktheatre.co.uk

  

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