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Finborough announces its summer season

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012

The Finborough Summer Season features rediscoveries from two UK dramatists, a classic British musical, and new writing from two of Canada’s living playwrights, as well as the debut of a brand new US playwright.

The season opens with the European premiere of Daniel MacIvor’s His Greatness playing 24 April – 19 May 2012, and directed by Ché Walker who returns to the Finborough Theatre following his show Fog in January. On Sundays and Mondays 29, 30 April and 6, 7, 13 and 14 May, there is the first UK production in nearly 40 years of Trevor Griffiths’ All Good Men.

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of playwright John McGrath, and unseen in a professional production in London since 1966, John McGrath’s Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun plays 22 May – 16 June 2012, directed by Robert Hastie. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 27, 28, 29 May, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 June 2012, there is a celebration of both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Sir Edward German with the first professional London production for 52 years of his spectacular Elizabethan operetta, Merrie England.

The season culminates with the London premiere of the international hit play, The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, one of Canada’s pre-eminent dramatists, playing 19 June – 14 July 2012. On Sundays and Mondays 24, 25 June, 1, 2, 8 and 9 July 2012, there is emerging American playwright Joshua Conkel’s The Sluts of Sutton Drive.

The return of the Papatango New Writing Competition is also happening after its huge success with the world premiere of Dawn King’s Foxfinder in 2011. The closing date for competition entries is 1 May.

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