HONOUR - Press Release... MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD - Reviews Round Up...

 

 

Park Theatre today announce their new July – December 2018 season. Featuring a mix of new and existing writing, the season includes six World Premieres, 1 UK Premiere, three celebrated revivals and a brace of homegrown productions, two of which have been developed through Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator programme. 

 

In response to customer demand, Park Theatre have also introduced Monday performances across a majority of shows in the new season and introduced a new Park200 pricing structure that includes a wider range of pricing with a new band C rate and a single access concession. 

 

Artistic Director Jez Bond says: “I’m excited to be presenting a season which includes two in-house shows in Park200, and two shows that we’ve supported through our Script Accelerator programme in Park90 – where we’ll be exploring the sometimes challenging, but wonderfully told, stories about our mental health and wellbeing. It’s heartening to be able to present so many plays which at their heart are simply wonderful, engaging stories which deal with many themes – race, mental health, dementia, FGM – that are so pertinent in today’s society. We’ve further increased our range of access performances, we’ve added Monday evening shows and we’ve created more dynamic ticket pricing, with three bands, and lower priced tickets across certain performances to balance a small increase at the top end."

 

The world premiere of black comedy End Of The Pier by Danny Robins opens the new season in PARK200, as Les Dennis stars alongside Blake Harrison, Nitin Ganatra and Tala Gouveia as a former comedy presenter and national treasure thrust back into the limelight, at the centre of a media frenzy. A revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice follows, with the beloved story of a timid but brilliant singer led by real life mother and daughter Sally George and Rafaella Hutchinson. Karen Archer stars as a brilliant neurologist studying dementia who develops the condition herself, in the world premiere of psychological thriller The Other Place. Joanna Murray-Smith’s unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls comes next, in a revival of Honour. Park Theatre also provides the Shakespeare Schools Foundation a platform on the main stage, with a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools in Shakespeare Schools Festival. A revival of J.M. Barrie’s original 1904 play of Peter Pan closes the PARK200 season, as the family favourite from Neverland takes flight on stage. 

 

25 October – 24 November 2018

Tiny Fires in association with Park Theatre presents 

 

HONOUR

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith

Directed by Paul Robinson

Press Night: Tue 30 Oct, 7pm

Times: Evenings Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Thu & Sat 3pm
Captioned: Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm 

 

“Sometimes one craves something for years – for years – and one just defers from – from acting on it…”

 

For Honor and George, the arrival of the self-assured Claudia threatens to wreck a 32-year marriage. But as the power balance starts to shift, the husband, wife, daughter and mistress together must face the fundamental question - what is love?

 

Often compared to David Hare’s  Skylight  and Harold Pinter's BetrayalHonour paints an unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls, and when the opportunity arises for one life to be revived at the expense of another. Staged in-the-round, immerse yourself in this poignant and gripping revival! 

 

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Tiny Fires Ltd is an independent production company set up by director Paul Robinson and producer Tara Finney to create high quality, unique and innovative theatre.

 

"From Tiny Fires comes big results" - Ought to be Clowns
(on My Mother Said, 2016)

 

Paul Robinson is joint director of Tiny Fires Ltd. Paul is Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre for whom he has directed Build A Rocket, The 39 Steps, A Christmas Carol, Goth Weekend,  The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Pinocchio.

 

He trained as a director at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then received an Arts Council Directing Bursary at The Manchester Royal Exchange. He was selected to attend the National Theatre's Advanced Directors' Course and was then Staff Director at the NT for three years.  

 

Paul was Joint Artistic Director of Theatre503 from 2007 to 2012, when the theatre was turned into a multi-award-winning new writing powerhouse. Credits for Theatre503 include: Salt Meets Wound, They Have Oak Trees in North Carolina (also Radio 4), The Lifesavers (TMA nominated), This Charming Man, Desolate Heaven and The Life of Stuff.

 

Paul took on sole leadership of Theatre503 from 2012, introducing the Trafalgar Transfer season and the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award. He has been twice nominated for Best Artistic Director at the Off West End Awards. His productions of And Then Come the Nightjars, A Handful of Stars and Land of Our Fathers all received huge critical acclaim and garnered a total of 12 Off West End Award nominations, including Best Director. The latter was recently made into a feature-length film.

 

Other credits include: My Mother Said I Never Should starring Maureen Lipman (St James’ Theatre), Breakfast with Mugabe (Bath Theatre Royal) and The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse – TMA Award winner).

Tara Finney is joint director of Tiny Fires Ltd. Tara qualified as a corporate solicitor before starting her theatrical career as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 in 2012. She then worked as Producer for Iris Theatre and as Associate Producer at Company of Angels until 2015. Tara now runs Tara Finney Productions and Tiny Fires Ltd, and is currently Interim Producer & Programmer at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

 

For Tiny Fires: My Mother Said I Never Should starring Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben (St James Theatre).

 

For Tara Finney Productions: the 20th anniversary production of Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh starring Evanna Lynch (Irish Rep Theatre, New York and Trafalgar Studios, London), The Greatest Play in the History of the World… starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Ishq (Sadler’s Wells), All Our Children by Stephen Unwin (Jermyn Street Theatre), good dog by Arinze Kene (National Tour), The Acedian Pirates (Theatre503), And Then Come the Nightjars (National Tour), WINK (Theatre503), Land of Our Fathers (BBC Arts Online, National Tour, Trafalgar Studios and Theatre503).

 

Other credits include: World Factory (Young Vic, New Wolsey Theatre), Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal), I, Peaseblossom / I, Caliban (National Tour), Theatre Cafe York (York Theatre Royal), Alice through the Looking Glass, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Julius Caesar (Iris Theatre, The Actor's Church), Desolate Heaven, Where the Mangrove Grows, ELEGY, Life for Beginners (Theatre503).