North London’s Park Theatre have announced their July-December 2018 season. Featuring a blend of new and existing writing it will include 1 UK Premier, 3 Celebrated Revivals, 6 World Premiers, along with a host of home turf performances.
Artistic Director Jez Bond said: “I’m excited to be presenting a season which includes two in-house shows in Park200, and two shows that we’ve supported through our Script Accelerator programme in Park90 – where we’ll be exploring the sometimes challenging, but wonderfully told, stories about our mental health and wellbeing.’ he added “It’s heartening to be able to present so many plays which at their heart are simply wonderful, engaging stories which deal with many themes – race, mental health, dementia, FGM – that are so pertinent in today’s society.”
End Of The Pier (11 Jul – 11 Aug) by Danny Robins opens in PARK200, as Les Dennis stars alongside ‘The Inbetweeners‘ Blake Harrison, soap star Nitin Ganatra and Tala Gouveia as a former comedy presenter and national treasure thrust back into the limelight.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (15 Aug – 15 Sep) is set for revival with real-life mother and daughter duo Sally George and Rafaella Hutchinson performing the story of a brilliant singer.
The Other Place (19 Sep – 19 Oct) sees an expert Neurologist in dementia succumb to the disease, where nothing is what is seem in this psychological thriller starring Karen Archer.
The Round is to stage the revival of Honour (25 Oct – 24 Nov), Joanna Murray-Smith’s unflinching portrait of what comes next when a marriage stalls and the opportunity arises for one life to be revived at the expense of another.
The PARK200 season concludes with a revival of J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan (5 Dec – 5 Jan) which is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.
The Home turf production, Alkaline (10 Jul – 4 Aug) by Stephanie Martin opens the new PARK90 season, and tells the story of the effects on the relationship with her best friend, when a woman converts to Islam in order to be with a man.
Exploring issues surrounding teen runaways, abuse and bullying, Spiral (7 Aug – 1 Sep) tells the story of two troubled women. Distance (5 Sep – 29 Sep) shines the spotlight on male depression and suicide as a man tries to make sense of his world.
Continuing the theme around mental health and wellbeing at Park 90, Bullet Hole (2 Oct – 27 Oct) takes a stark look at female genital mutilation during Black History Month, through the eyes of three Londoners.
The penultimate production is A Pupil (31 Oct – 24 Nov) written by Jesse Britton and directed by Jessica Daniels, it follows a disgraced former violinist preparing to end her life.
The PARK90 season concludes with Jacky Ivimy production of Dialektikon (6 Dec – 29 Dec), directed by Adébayo Bolaji, it tells the story of Miranda as she delves into the underworlds.