London’s Park Theatre has announced its new season of work for 2016, marking the venue’s third year. The season includes seven new writing world premieres, revivals and a brand new British musical.
For Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Jez Bond, the new season offers something for everyone. “Our last season delivered phenomenal successes with sell-out runs for new plays The Gathered Leaves and An Audience With Jimmy Savile, and I’m confident that this new season of work will challenge, entertain and stimulate audiences old and new.”
Following his performance as Jimmy Savile Alistair McGowan returns with 4000 Days, a new play from Peter Quilter whose play Glorious! was Olivier-nominated for Best New Comedy. Jonathan Lynn, creator of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, writes and directs The Patriotic Traitor, a new play examining the true story of the wartime relationship between De Gaulle andPétain. simple8 present their new devised piece Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes, based on the true story of Daniel Everett’s adventure into the Amazonian jungle.
The venue will also stage the world premiere of a new British musical by Dougal Irvine,The Buskers Opera, which opens at the Park Theatre before a UK tour. There’s also a full season of new work being premiered in the smaller Park90 space.
For more information visit www.parktheatre.co.uk
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