The Roundabout, a recently discovered comedy by J B Priestley comes to the Park Theatre in late August 2016. The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is a charming old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over a crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both unexpectedly arrive, and his butler has a big win at the races. Best known for the classics The Inspector Calls and Time And The Conways, this will be the first major revival of The Roundabout in eighty years. Directed by Hugh Ross, the cast of The Roundabout will include Steven Blakeley (Comrade Staggles), Lisa Bowerman (Lady Kettlewell), Bessie Carter (Pamela Kettlewell), Richenda Carey (Lady Knightsbridge), Charlie Field (Farrington Gurney), Derek Hutchinson (Parsons), Annie Jackson (Alice), Ed Pinker (Alec Grenside), Brian Proteheroe (Lord Kettlewell), Hugh Sachs (Churton Saunders) and Carol Starks (Hilda Lancicourt). … Read more
Last night saw the opening night of Dougal Irvine’s new musical The Buskers Opera at The Park Theatre. London 2012. The world is watching. Can the city deliver the greatest Olympics ever? Pulling the strings is a media mogul, broadcaster and puppet master, Jeremiah Peachum. Together with his star of the show, Lockitt, the Mayor of London, they are perfectly placed to capitalise on Team GB’s gold and drive their political agenda across the finish line. Enter satirical street busker Macheath and his gang of dissenters ‘The Ninety Nine Percenters’… We hope that you enjoy these great production images by Simon Annand. BOOK NOW FOR THE BUSKERS OPERA
The Quiet House, a blistering and honest new play by award-winning writer, Gareth Farr will be presented at the Park Theatre following its world premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Jess and Dylan are in love. They want a family. That’s all they have event wanted. This ordinary couple find themselves on an extraordinary journey when they enter the world of IVF. Forced to fight for the family they so desperately want, they put their faith in science and their relationship through the ultimate test. The cast includes Michelle Bonnard as ‘Jess’, with actor and comedian Tom Walker, aka YouTube sensation Jonathan Pie, as ‘Tony’, Allyson Ava-Brown as ‘Kim’, and Oliver Lansley (Artistic Director of Olivier nominated company Les Enfants Terribles) as ‘Dylan’. Accompanying the production will be a one day Fertility Fest at each venue (Saturday 28 May in Birmingham and Saturday 11 June at Park Theatre) both curated by … Read more
Seven time Emmy Award-winner Terry Jastrow’s drama The Trial Of Jane Fonda, comes to the Park Theatre in July in a new production starring Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer as Jane Fonda. Anne Archer is perhaps best known for her role opposite Michael Douglas in Adrian Lyne’s thriller Fatal Attraction. Other film credits include Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, Harrison Ford’s wife in Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger and television series include The Ghost Whisperer and The Grinder. 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 … Read more
Brad Fraser’s play, Kill Me Now, is an eye-opener. It approaches difficult, taboo even, topics with unerring candour. As the inaptly named Sturdy family face up to the overwhelming vicissitudes of life, with as much grace, tension, sympathy and anger as can be expected for a small family, each blow seems horrific but inevitable, and a workable solution to joint woes more impossible to fashion. But the love and humour which lacerates and laces them together permits a solution which is both tender and devastating.
With the critically acclaimed revival of Richard Bean’s Toast currently running in Park200 and Anna Jordan’s Chicken Shop about to open in Park90, today Park Theatre Artistic Director Jez Bond announces the full cast for Damien Tracey’s sharp political drama Warde Street, set in the aftermath of the July 7th 2005 London bombings. Jenny Eastop directs a company that includes Omar Ibrahim, Avita Jay, Shane Noone, Maya Saroya and Corin Stuart. The production will open in Park90 on 6 October, with previews from 30 September, and runs until 26 October. Warde Street tells the story of Eddie, an ordinary man, whose life is ripped apart when his wife is killed in the July 7th 2005, London bombings. Unable to join the masses as they return to their own version of normal, Eddie abandons London for his boy-hood home, Manchester, to heal and somehow start over. An unexpected encounter with his … Read more
Park Theatre Artistic Director Jez Bond has announced the full cast for the first London revival of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour. Joining Peter Davison and Thusitha Jayasundera will be Cameron Cuffe in the role of Dennis Dutton, Pepter Lunkuse as Terri and Finlay Robertson as Philip. The play, which received its UK premiere at the Royal Court in 2008, will be directed by Nigel Douglas and opens on 25 September, with previews from 23 September, running until 26 October. Nadia Blye knows exactly what her stance is on Iraq. A former war reporter and Professor of International Relations at Yale, she has advised the President and seen action in Sarajevo and Baghdad. She is sure of her place in the world and her opinion of it. Until, that is, she meets an equally opinionated and lethally charming man – her boyfriend’s father – over a weekend in Shropshire. His … Read more