Bryony Miller & Joseph Potter

David French’s Salt-Water Moon to receive UK premiere at Finborough Theatre

Salt-Water Moon will receive its UK premiere at the Finborough Theatre in January 2023.

Salt-Water Moon is a Canadian classic. Written by David French, one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed and widely produced playwrights, the play is a heartbreakingly romantic exploration of young love, set against the shores of Newfoundland at the edge of the British Empire in 1926. The piece is one of the plays that makes up David French’s semi-autobiographical ‘Mercer plays’ series.

Peter Kavanagh will direct Bryony Miller (Everything Arcola Theatre; Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales Unicorn Theatre) as Mary, and Joseph Potter (The Poltergeist Arcola Theatre/Southwark Playhouse) as Jacob, the two young lovers.

The show is produced by Cumulus Productions London and Finborough Theatre. The creative team includes Mim Houghton (designer) and Neill Brinkworth (lighting).

Producer of Cumulus Productions, Alex Critoph, today says: “The UK première of Salt-Water Moon marks acclaimed director Peter Kavanagh’s return to the Finborough Theatre after the success of Not Quite Jerusalem. The production brings together performers Bryony Miller and Joseph Potter for this lyrical story which explores young love, set on a moon-filled night in Coley’s point in 1926.”

First staged by Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, in 1984, the play has received hundreds of productions around North America and the world since its première. It won the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Drama, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics’ Award, and was a finalist for the Governor-General’s Award for Drama.

Salt-Water Moon runs 3 -28 January 2023, with press night 5 January.

👤 📅29 November 2022
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📷 Main photo: Bryony Miller & Joseph Potter

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