New season announced at PARK Theatre including Captioned, Audio Described, Dementia Friendly, Relaxed & Parent & Baby Performances

miriamArtistic Director Jez Bond today announces Park Theatre’s new Spring Summer 2017 season, with an array of new writing across both spaces, together with a long awaited European premiere, an acclaimed musical and a drama revival.

Bond says, “Our new season is full of firsts. There’s a whole host of new writing, including the world premiere of Madame Rubinstein which has been developed and co-produced by Park Theatre and that I’m thrilled to be directing. For the first time ever, we have an access performance programmed for every production, which alongside our creative learning and ticketing initiatives, ensures that more people than ever can enjoy Park Theatre. As well as the excitement of a new season of work, we are also upgrading our sales channels, meaning an even better customer experience from start to finish. All of this is delivered by our small and dedicated team who continue, as ever, to work without any government subsidy for core funding.”

Hilarious new comedy Raising Martha by David Spicer, starring Morgana Robinson (BBC1’s The Agency), Joel Fry (ITV’s Plebs), Jasper Britton (The Libertine, West End) and Tom Bennett (E4’s Phoneshop) opens the season, marking the show’s world premiere in PARK200. Action to the Word’s award-winning all-male version of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange follows with a blend of electrifying and testosterone filled physical theatre. Tony award-winning and Pulitzer prize finalist David Henry Hwang returns to Park Theatre following the success of Yellow Face (Park Theatre 2013, National Theatre transfer 2014) with the European premiere of his Broadway hit comedy, Chinglish. Park Theatre and Oliver Mackwood in association with TBO productions present the world premiere of brand new comedy Madame Rubinstein. Directed by Park Theatre Artistic Director Jez Bond and starring the BAFTA award-winning Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Romeo & Juliet), this is a bright new comedy about the woman who invented beauty, Helena Rubinstein. The season in Park200 concludes with the world premiere of Twitstorm by Chris England, a hilarious exploration of what can happen when the self-righteousness of social media gets out of hand, produced by the team behind Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep, An Audience with Jimmy Savile, The Roundabout and Deny Deny Deny.

The PARK90 season opens with the London premiere of punchy black comedy The Albatross 3rd & Main, exploring the flip side of the American dream. Brigit Forsyth and daughter Zoe Mills star in Killing Time, inspired by an original cello composition by Brigit Forsyth, which she will play live among a feast of cello classics, and written by daughter Zoe Mills this new comedy explores inspiration, music, life and the right to die. Michelle Collins will star in the world premiere of A Dark Night in Dalston, a funny and touching two-hander written by award-winning writer Stewart Permutt. Hot Coals Theatre return to Park Theatre with Finders Keepers, a fun filled, highly visual piece inspired by the story of Moses, fully inclusive for both (d) Deaf and hearing audiences. Acclaimed rock musical tick, tick… BOOM! by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner Jonathan Larson tells the story of the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Buckland Theatre Company close the Park90 season with Marius von Mayenberg’s The Ugly One, translated by Maja Zade, directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander Weise.

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11 January – 11 February 2017
RAISING MARTHA
Cast includes: Morgana Robinson, Joel Fry, Tom Bennett and Jasper Britton
Parents & Babies: Wed 25 Jan 13.00

14 February – 18 March 2017
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Audio Described: Wed 8 Mar 19.30, Touch Tour 18.00
FIRST EVER AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

22 March – 22 April 2017
CHINGLISH
Parents & Babies: Thu 13 Apr 13.00

26 April – 27 May 2017
MADAME RUBINSTEIN
Written by John Misto
Cast includes: Miriam Margolyes
Captioned: Wed 24 May 19.30

31 May – 1 July 2017
TWITSTORM
Parents & Babies: Tue 27 Jun 13.00

PARK90
10 January – 4 February 2017
THE ALBATROSS 3RD & MAIN
Relaxed: Tue 31 Jan 15.15
FIRST EVER RELAXED PERFORMANCE IN PARK90

7 February – 4 March 2017
KILLING TIME
Cast Includes: Brigit Forsyth
Dementia Friendly: Wed 1 Mar 15.15
FIRST EVER DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

7 March – 1 April 2017
A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON
Captioned: Wed 29 Mar 19.45
FIRST EVER CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE IN PARK90

4 April – 29 April 2017
FINDERS KEEPERS
Parents & Babies: Tue 25 Apr 13.00
Relaxed: Wed 26 Apr 15.15
FIRST EVER PARENTS & BABIES PERFORMANCE IN PARK90

3 May – 27 May 2017
TICK TICK… BOOM!
Relaxed: Tue 23 May 15.15

1 June – 24 June 2017
THE UGLY ONE
Audio Described: Wed 21 Jun 19.45, touch tour 18.15
FIRST EVER AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE IN PARK90