Finborough Theatre

Finborough Theatre

London's leading multi-award-winning Off West End theatre.

Venue Type:

Festivals

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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Getting there

The Finborough Theatre is located above The Finborough Arms, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Earl’s Court (District and Piccadilly Lines). Turn left from the Warwick Road exit, the theatre is five minutes walk straight along the road.
West Brompton (District Line and National Rail)
Buses 11, 14, 22, 74, 190, 328, C1, C3
Limited on-street parking in surrounding streets.

Additional info

Please see our website at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk for full information.

Theatre productions.

Collection details

Music, Performing Arts, World Cultures, Film and Media, Literature, Personalities, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The One Day of the Year

  • 19 May — 13 June 2015 *on now

"Well, you know what day this is? This days used to mean someth’n’ once...If it wasn’t for men like my old man this country’d never bin heard of. They put Australia on the map they did, the ANZACs did. An’ bloody died doin’ it."

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of its GreatWar100 series to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, Defibrillator return to the Finborough Theatre with the first UK production in over fifty years of Alan Seymour’s iconic play THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR, directed by Wayne Harrison, former Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, opening for a four week limited season.

Is ANZAC Day just an excuse for “one long grog-up” or is it a day when Australians reflect on those who have paid the ultimate price?

Seymour's play explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of ANZAC Day.

For war veterans like Alf and his friend Wacka, ANZAC Day is an opportunity to commemorate history but for Alf’s son Hughie, reacting against everything his father stands for, ANZAC Day is a just an out-of-date nationalist nostalgia fest.

Website

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2015/the-one-day-of-the-year.php

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Stony Broke In No Man's Land

  • 24 May — 9 June 2015 *on now

On 11 November, 1920, the Unknown Soldier was buried with great ceremony in Westminster Abbey. But was it a genuine act of recognition and gratitude by Lloyd George's government? Or a calculated display to diffuse the pain and anger of a country grieving for nearly a million dead?

And where did the idea of burying the Unknown Soldier come from? Did an army padre suggest it to the Dean of Westminster who passed it on to the Prime Minister? Or did Lloyd George perhaps get the idea from a very different quarter...

When Private Percy Cotton’s commanding officer is killed, Percy is determined to return his diary to his next of kin. But the love of his life, Nellie Mottram, has other ideas. She soon convinces Sir Arthur and Lady Elizabeth Munroe that she is in contact with their dead son. Taking up residence with them in Grosvenor Square, Nellie abandons Percy to his fate on the battlefields of France and is soon the aristocracy’s favourite psychic. And mistress to Sir Gregory Sleight…Secretary to the War Cabinet.

A fast moving, comic yet poignant piece of storytelling, taking the audience from the streets of Woolwich to the battlefields of France, from London smart society to the highest echelons of power.

Stony Broke in No Man’s Land reunites the writer/director and two of the cast members of One Big Blow, the acclaimed play about coal miners and their brass band that John Burrows wrote for 7.84 Theatre Company in the early 1980s, and which spawned the a cappella group, The Flying Pickets, best known for their Christmas Number One hit, Only You.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets £18, £16 concessions.

Website

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2015/stony-broke-in-no-mans-land.php

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Miss Wilson's Waterloo

  • 10 — 11 June 2015 3-4:30pm

A staged reading of a new play by Ellis Jones and Martin Wimbush on the story of Harriette Wilson and the Duke of Wellington, a man of many conquests - only one of which was the Battle of Waterloo.

Directed by Ellis Jones.

Admission

Tickets £8

Getting there

The Finborough Theatre is located above The Finborough Arms, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Earl’s Court (District and Piccadilly Lines). Turn left from the Warwick Road exit, the theatre is five minutes walk straight along the road.
West Brompton (District Line and National Rail)
Buses 11, 14, 22, 74, 190, 328, C1, C3
Limited on-street parking in surrounding streets.

Finborough Theatre
118 Finborough Road
London
SW10 9ED
England

Website

www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

E-mail

admin@finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Telephone

0844 847 1652

24 Hour Box Office

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