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World premiere of Howard Barker play in Print Room new season

Kathryn Hunter, Bill Buckhurst and Russell Maliphant also feature in the Notting Hill venue’s 2017 programme

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The Print Room, now based permanently at the Coronet in Notting Hill, has announced their spring and summer season under artistic director Anda Winters.

The first production will be In the Depths of Dead Love, the world premiere of a new play by Howard Barker. Directed by Barker's long-term collaborator Gerrard McArthur, the piece is billed as a dark comedy about an exiled poet who rents out his bottomless well to suicidal locals, and runs from 16 January until 11 February 2017.

That will be followed by a compilation of intimate works by award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant. Entiitled maliphantworks, the production will feature the work of various international dance collaborators, and runs 28 February to 11 March.

Next up is the world premiere of Out of Blixen, a devised piece directed by and featuring Kathryn Hunter, inspired by the life and writing of Karen Blixen, best known as the heroine of Out of Africa. The Print Room continues it's focus on Blixen with Babette's Feast, Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of one of Blixen's best loved stories. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the story was also the basis of an Oscar-winning film. Out of Blixen runs from 3 to 22 April, Babette's Feast runs from 8 May to 3 June 2017.

Summer 2017 will see Remnants (12 June to 1 July), an electro-folk opera mixing new compositions, electronic soundscapes and Balkan folk songs, and a new work by Jocelyn Pook entitled Hearing Voices which will be accompanied by art installlations in the studio space, from 12 to 15 July 2017.