The Park Theatre in London has announced its Spring 2023 season which includes new productions about cancel culture and PTSD to revivals of classic plays by experimental writers Philip Ridley and Neil LaBute.
The Spring 2023 programme starts with Leaving Vietnam (14 March – 8 Apr). Running alongside the previously announced The Way Old Friends Do, directed by Mark Gatiss in Park200, the Park90 show is about the lived experience of a war veteran.
Next in Park90 is cancel culture exploration Snowflakes (12 April – 6 May). Blending comedy, satire, sci-fi and drama, Snowflakes takes Cancel Culture quite literally to question ideas of morality, revenge and justice with gleeful, violent abandon. The show runs alongside ANIMAL in Park200.
The first of two revivals, Leaves of Glass (11 May – 3 June) is a Philip Ridley play which returns for the first time in 16 years with a new production by long time collaborators, Lidless Theatre. Ridley’s four-hander is a gripping narrative of memory, manipulation, and power – now regarded as a modern classic
In Park200, a major new revival of Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things (24 May – 1 July) will be presented by the producers of last year’s hit revival of Clybourne Park. A fast-moving and thrilling piece of theatre set on a college campus in small-town America, it’s a play about relationships, art and friendship where nothing is quite what it seems.
Finally Paper Cut (7 June – 1 July) sees a young gay American soldier, returning from Afghanistan after being injured in an IED blast. Only a paper cut. Or that’s what he wants his friends, family, and a potential new love to believe. Paper Cut is a raw exploration of the physical and emotional toll of returning soldiers and how they navigate their way through another minefield – that of returning home.