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Park Theatre stages rare revival of Rodgers / Sondheim musical Do I Hear A Waltz?

The new season also features an adaptation of classic Western ”The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

The new season at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park opens with a rare revival of the Richard Rodgers / Stephen Sondheim musical Do I Hear A Waltz?.

Running in the 200-seat main house from 6 March to 30 March 2014 (preview 6 March), the production is directed by John Savournin for light opera company Charles Court.

Based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents, Do I Hear A Waltz? centres on an American secretary who finds love with a charismatic shopkeeper in Venice. It premiered on Broadway in 1965, receiving three Tony nominations, but has rarely been seen since.

It's followed at the Park by Engine House’s production of Bomber’s Moon, written by screenwriter William Ivory (Made in Dagenham). Running from 4 April to 11 May 2014 (previews from 2 April), it centres on a World War 2 veteran and his carer.

Rounding off the season in the main house is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (16 May to 22 June 2014, previews from 14 May). Billed as "the world premiere of one of the greatest tales from the American West", it's adapted and directed by Jethro Compton from the classic 1962 Western.

The intimate Park90’s season opens with Storm in a Teacup (18 February-16 March), a physical comedy, inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters devised by Hot Coals Theatre Ensemble.

Other highlights include Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief (13 May-8 June), a twist on Shakespeare’s Othello written by Pulitzer and Obie award-winning playwright Paula Vogel. And closing the season is acclaimed writer and director Che Walker with Klook’s Last Stand (11 June-6 July).

Artistic director Jez Bond said: "I'm thrilled to announce our third season at Park Theatre, which will see us celebrate our first birthday in May. We've had an exceptional year with huge support from the local community and across London. It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of our small team here at the theatre that our venue is fast becoming a fixture on London’s theatrical map."