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.

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.
Sommer 14

Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death

  • 5 — 30 August 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth’s Sommer 14 – A Dance of Death in a brand new translation.

Part of THEGREATWAR100, a new occasional series of works about – or written during – the Great War to be presented by the Finborough Theatre from 2014 to 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

“Wars do not break out, they are not brokered or declared as is always written. They are brought about by those who desire them.”

Inspired by the medieval mystery plays Sommer 14 – A Dance of Death is an epic telling from a German and European perspective of the world's descent into war. Employing the character of Death as a guide, the play uses the classic Danse Macabre structure of a series of searing vignettes to illuminate the people and the events that led up to the outbreak of the First World War.

"The dead are amongst us, they are inside us. They demand of us that we answer for our crimes.”

See our website for full details.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Ticket Prices for Weeks One and Two (5 August–17 August 2014) – Tickets £16, £14 concessions, except Tuesday Evenings £14 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £16 all seats.
Previews (5 and 6 August) £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 (19 August–30 August 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/sommer-14.php

The Immortal Hour

The Immortal Hour

  • 10 — 26 August 2014

Celebrating the exact centenary of its first performance at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival on 26 August 1914, Rutland Boughton’s record-breaking 'music-drama' The Immortal Hour plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited nine performance run.

Following its premiere at the first Glastonbury Festival (which Boughton co-founded), The Immortal Hour was produced in London in 1922 where it enjoyed a record breaking run of over 600 performances. Last seen in London at Sadler's Wells in 1953, it still holds the world-record for a continuous run of any serious opera written by an Englishman.

Composer Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) was one of the most prolific English composers of the 20th century – and was also well known for organising music festivals at Glastonbury, Stroud, Ross-on-Wye and Bath, and for his left wing political views.

Librettist Fiona Macleod was the pseudonym of Scottish author William Sharp (1855-1905). Sharp used the Fiona Macleod pseudonym to write in a more whimsical and fantastical style as befitted his membership of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, one of the largest single influences on 20th-century Western occultism.

As befits the Finborough Theatre's location on one of London's major ley lines, The Immortal Hour is a magical faery tale that draws heavily from Celtic folklore and mythology.

Combining Wagnerian approaches to musical themes with a folk-like approach to the music itself, reminiscent of its Celtic roots, The Immortal Hour explores fate, desire and mortality in two worlds, as the unrequited love between the mortal world and the immortal Faeries collide.

See our website for full details.

Admission

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 August 2014
Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm
Tickets £18, £16 concessions.

Website

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2014/the-immortal-hour.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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