April-December 2020

CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19

16 March - 31 December 2020

THE FINBOROUGH THEATRE ONLINE
Now available for you to stream online for free…

#FinboroughForFree

1-3 and 31 AUGUST 2020
Scrounger
The world premiere
To view, please click here.
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of Scrounger, including reviews of the online release, please click here.
Available to view from 9am on Saturday, 1 August until midnight on Monday, 3 August, and again from 9am until midnight on Monday, 31 August.
★★★★  Four Stars, The Upcoming
★★★★  Four Stars, The Arts Desk
★★★★  Four Stars, The Reviews Hub

UNTIL 2 SEPTEMBER 2020
Blueprint Medea
The world premiere production from 2019
★★★★ Four Stars, Jewish Renaissance
To view, please click here.
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of Blueprint Medea, please click here.
★★★★ Four stars, The Upcoming

UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2020
Continuity
The world premiere production from 2017
To view, please click here.
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of Continuity, including reviews of the online release, please click here.
★★★★ Four Stars, The Guardian
★★★★ Four Stars, ReviewsGate
OffWestEnd OnComm Award

“An excellent 75 minutes of tense theatre, which continues the venue’s great track record of presenting great new writing.” Aleks Sierz, Aleks Sierz Blog

Finborough Forum
Our first Virtual Finborough Forum was hosted on June 1 2020 and featured guest speaker, script consultant Philip Shelley.
To view June’s Finborough Forum, click here.

Our second Virtual Finborough Forum was hosted on July 6 2020, featuring guest speaker, independent producer Ameena Hamid.
To view July’s Finborough Forum, click here.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all our previously announced productions have been cancelled.

We will be announcing a new programme for the future as soon as possible.

We still face a very uncertain future. As a result of our closure, we have lost 98% of our income, and at present we fall through all the cracks of government and local Council support. We – together with many venues like ours and the artists who make them possible – are confronted with desperate financial hardship.

The future of the Finborough Theatre is in danger and we need your support to continue producing excellent and unique theatre for another 40 years.

Please consider donating to support the theatre, or becoming a Friend of the Finborough Theatre by visiting our Support Us page here.

While we are closed, we are updating our online production archive, and are regularly posting reviews and images from previous productions across all our social media channels. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to share in these memories from across our 40 year history.

Playscripts from previous Finborough Theatre productions are also available to buy online here.

We have also extended the deadline for the ETPEP Award to Tuesday, 30 June 2020 and added more runner-up prizes. Run by the Finborough Theatre, this is a playwriting prize for new UK playwrights who work in the theatre industry. For more information, see below.

Previous releases from the Finborough Theatre

The following online releases are now no longer available:

FROM 7 MAY - 7 JULY 2020
It Is Easy To Be Dead
The Olivier Award nominated play on the First World War poet Charles Hamilton Sorley
Presented by Bréon Rydell
★★★★★ The Guardian
Nominated for 7 OffWestEnd Awards and 4 Broadway World UK Awards
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of It Is Easy To Be Dead, including reviews of the online release, please click here.
★★★★★ Five Stars, North West End
★★★★★ Five Stars, The Upcoming
★★★★ Four Stars, Morning Star Online
★★★★ Four Stars, ReviewsGate
One of Play By Play’s two plays of the week to watch
OffWestEnd OnComm Award

“While big guns like the National, the Globe and the RSC trawl their extant repertoire, spare a thought for the small but crucial Finborough Theatre.” Matt Wolf, The Arts Desk
“A very welcome digital revival from a lifeblood theatre we simply cannot afford to lose.” Mayer Wakefield, Morning Star Online
“Unmissable is a word too often carelessly used, and I did miss the production at the Finborough being away at the time, so this came as a revelation. It is exactly that. Not to be missed.” William Russell, ReviewsGate

UNTIL 5 AUGUST 2020
Jane Clegg
The first London production for over 75 years
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of Jane Clegg, including reviews of the online release, please click here.
★★★★ Four Stars, Breaking the Fourth Wall
★★★★ Four Stars, North West End
★★★★ Four Stars, ReviewsGate
The Times – Best Live Arts To Stream This Week
This Week – Three To Stream
OffWestEnd OnComm Award
One of Lyn Gardner's Picks on Stagedoor
“The Finborough should be congratulated on its dedication to resurrecting these forgotten but nevertheless, fascinating plays.” Caroline Worswick, North West End