Park Theatre has announced the new January to June 2019 season with artistic Director Jez Bond promising “an eclectic season of predominantly new writing” from playwrights from afar as Vietnam and the USA as well as Denmark, France and the UK.
A world premiere and new historical play by A. Bodin Saphir, Rosenbaum’s Rescue, launches the Park200 season, about how Denmark’s Jewish population avoided the worst of WWII.
Celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright, Martin Sherman, Gently Down the Stream sees its UK premiere directed by Sean Mathias.
In The Life I Lead, Miles Jupp delves into the life of the Walt Disney actor David Tomlinson. A theatre class and an aging thespian in a maximum security prison is the theme for Intra Muros, and the timely The Last Tempatation of Boris Johnson offers an insight into a uniquely divisive politician.
Napoli, Brooklyn set in NYC in the 60s concludes the Park200 season, with a family drama about three Italian American sisters torn between their neighbourhood changing and their heritage.
Opening the new Park90 season, Peter Duncan the daredevil of Blue Peter, stars in The Dame playing the part of a Pantomime dame returning to his Northern roots. Next up is My Dad’s Gap Year, Tom Wright’s comedy based on true events about a repressed gay teenage son and his mid-life freefall father on a journey to Thailand.
Depression is the theme for We’re Staying Right Here in a black comedy about a comedian. The Western world’s relationship with the Islamic Middle East falls under the microscope in Cry Havoc as two men ask if love could be the answer.
Next in line is Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough, a historical modern satire about politics in Britain during a journey on a fictionalised pre-Brexit election circuit. Beneath the Blue Rinse finds a con artist captured by Flora a woman in her mid seventies.
Finishing up the season at Park90 is a family saga Summer Rolls by Tuyen Do, following a second-generation Vietnamese woman anchored by her war-torn family’s heritage as she pursues prosperity.
Full list of dates for Park200 and Park90
Rosenbaum’s Rescue (9 Jan to 9 Feb 2019)
Gently Down the Stream (13 Feb to 16 Mar 2019)
The Life I Lead (18 Mar to 30 Mar 2019)
Intra Muros (3 Apr to 4 May 2019)
The Last Tempatation of Boris Johnson (9 May to 8 Jun 2019)
Napoli, Brooklyn (13 Jun to 13 Jul 2019)
The Dame (2 Jan to 26 Jan 2019)
My Dad’s Gap Year (30 Jan to 23 Feb 2019)
We’re Staying Right Here (26 Feb to 23 Mar 2019)
Cry Havoc (27 Mar to 20 Apr 2019)
Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough (24 Apr to 18 May 2019)
Beneath the Blue Rinse (21 May – 15 Jun 2019
Summer Rolls (18 Jun to 13 Jul 2019)