Finborough Theatre

Finborough Theatre
118 Finborough Road
London
SW10 9ED
England

Website

www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

E-mail

admin@finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Telephone

0844 847 1652

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Finborough Theatre

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

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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

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Rachel

  • 30 September — 25 October 2014 *on now

"Today, we colored men and women, everywhere - are up against it... In the South, they make it as impossible as they can for us to get educated. In the North, they make a pretence of liberality; they give us the ballot and a good education, and then snuff us out. Each year, the problem just to live, gets more difficult to solve."

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre – the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Written and set during the First World War, it offers a unique insight into life at that time for African Americans. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

Rachel is a young, educated, middle-class woman.

But she is born into an African-American family in the early 20th century – a world in which ignorance and violence prevail.

While her family and neighbours find different ways to survive, Rachel's dreams of getting married and motherhood collide with the tragic events of her family’s past as she confronts the harsh reality of a racist world.

"Our hands are clean; theirs are red with blood. We are destined to failure – they, to success. Their children shall grow up in hope; ours, in despair.”

Written exactly midway between the American Civil War and the end of slavery, and the explosion of Civil Rights in the 1960s, this hauntingly beautiful and profoundly shocking play still asks urgent questions for today.

See our website for full details.

Admission

Ticket Prices for Weeks One and Two (30 September–12 October 2014) - Tickets £16, £14 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £12 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £16 all seats.
Previews (30 September and 1 October) £12 all seats.
£10 tickets for under 30’s for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.
£12 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the first Saturday of the run only.
Ticket Prices for Weeks Three and Four (14–25 October 2014) - Tickets £18, £16 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.

Website

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2014/rachel.php

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.

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