Theatre News

New spring season at Finborough Theatre announced

The new season includes plays by Arthur Miller, BS Johnson and TW Robertson

The Finborough Arms in west London
The Finborough Arms in west London

Finborough Theatre's new spring season will feature plays by Arthur Miller, BS Johnson and TW Robertson as well as three brand new plays.

Two world premieres open the season; Titas Halder's Run The Beast Down is a dark comedy about insomniac Charlie who has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy, and will open on 2 February. Carmen Nasr's Dubailand explores the plight of Dubai's migrant workforce, and will open on 6 Feburary. The play won Nasr a Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary.

The UK premiere of the off-Broadway play I'm Gonna Pray So Hard For You will open on 2 March. Hailey Feiffer's comedy is about Ella, an actress who only wants to make her successful playwright father proud.

Three short plays by BS Johnson will run from 6 March. You're Human Like The Rest Of Them is a play about a schoolmaster whose trip to the doctor with a back complaint changes his outlook on life. Down Red Lane was Johnson's final work before his death, and is a story of a man who takes to fine dining and intends to indulge himself to death. The world stage premiere of Not Counting the Savages completes the trio, and is adapted from a 1972 BBC radio play.

Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy will open in London for the first time in 50 years, and looks at Jewish registration in Nazi occupied France. It opens on 30 March.

Completing the season is Caste. Directed by Charlotte Peters, it follows rich soldier George D’Alroy and poor ballet dancer Esther Eccles who fall for each other. The production will celebrate 150 years of the Victorian play, and will open on 3 April.

Artistic director Neil McPherson said the new season was "evenly balanced" with "new writing and unique rediscoveries".