1991-2000

Finborough Theatre productions from 1990-2000. Please do get in touch with us if you have more information.

1991

“The innovative Finborough” City Limits, August 1991.

THE CHANGELING
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.
Directed by Mark Rylance.
Designed by Will Hargreaves and Ultz.
Presented by the British Chinese Theatre Company (funded by The Arts Council and the Mackintosh Foundation).
Cast included: Susan Leong. Kwong Loke. Julian Lyon. Toshie Ogura. John Shin. David K.S. Tse.
15 – 27 January 1991.
“A revelation.” Malcolm Rutherford, Financial Times.
“An important principle has been established: that Chinese actors born or based in Britain has a legitimate clam on the classics.” Michael Billington, The Guardian.

TRISTRAM SHANDY
Adapted from Lawrence Sterne’s nine-volume work, ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’.
Directed by Brian Croucher.
Adapted and Performed by Stephen Oxley.
Lighting by Philip Rutter.
14 – 24 February 1991 (second run at Finborough).
“An evening of varied company, affectionately observed.” Martin Hoyle, The Times.
“A highly enjoyable evening of convivial wit from an urbane and decorous 18th-century narrator.” Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits.

THE ADOLF HITLER SHOW
Written and Performed by Brian McDermott.
7 March – 23 March 1991.
This production was performed in the cellar of the Finborough Arms pub.

LADY MACBETH
by Jean Binnie.
Directed by Richard Osborne.
Designed by Jonathon Fensom.
Lighting by Ciaran Murphy and Danielle Bisson.
Musical Direction by Trevor Allan.
Presented by One-Off Productions.
Cast included: Chris Lailey. Philippa Williams.
26 February – 24 March 1991.

RUBE AND AUD ENTERTAIN OUR NATION
by Catherine Barrett.
Presented by Raeon.
Cast: Catherine Barrett. Mary McNulty. Graham Rix.
20 March 1991.

MELANCHOLY BABY
by Julia O’Faolain.
Adapted and Directed by Colin Watkeys.
Presented by Myrtle.
Cast included: Linda Robertson. Linda Wallinger. Louise Winstone.
18 April – 5 May 1991.
“A strong cast led by Louise Wallinger’s touching Gwennie provides a most engaging evening.” Time Out.

THE EROTIC GLONY OF OLD GLORY
A dance performance theatre work.
Based on a radio play by Don Becker.
Music by Richard McDowell.
Presented by One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Coompany.
Cast: Mark Christmann. Denise Clarke. Michael Green.
Playing the week of 9 May 1991 as part of a European tour.

THE WOMEN OF TROY
by Euripides in the London premiere of a new translation by Don Taylor.
Directed by Richard Osborne.
Designed by Jacqui Trousdale.
Lighting by Kim Nichols.
Music by Trevor Allan.
Presented by Wooden Horse Theatre Company and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
Cast included: Christopher Harrison. David Harrison. David Hobbs. Lee Hucker. Mark Kelly. Kristin Milward. Margaret Robertson. Alison Skilbeck. Kate Thorne.
Transferred from the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
23 May – 29 June 1991.
“Don Taylor’s vivid new translation speaks with an unblunted power and directness.” The Independent.

ECOCIDE
by Wayne Jennings.
Directed by Alan Gill.
Music by Pete Bryden.
Presented by Ex Animus (the country’s first environmental theatre company).
Cast included: Teresa Brett. Richard Harradine. Josephine Welcome.
11 June – 30 June 1991.
Transferred and expanded from the 1989 Edinburgh Fringe First-winning production.
“The nuclear debate is conducted on many fronts: the stage is as valid as any, and in theatrical terms the argument is dignified, restrained and moving.” The Times.
“An accomplished piece of backdoor agitprop which fuels outrage without tub-thumping.” Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits.

VERMIN
by Nick Burbridge.
Directed by John Grant.
Presented by Tommy McDermott’s Theatre.
Cast includes: Jonathan Bailey. Tom Bevan. Janette Eddisford. Simon Harvey. Geoffrey Swan.
9 – 28 July 1991.
Transferred from the Brighton Festival.
“Superbly executed, it’s a sort of Beckett update for the 1990’s. See it and tell your friends.” The Times.
“Praise, too, for Simon Harvey’s incredible mess of twitches and tics as Tod.” Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits.

MEMORIES OF AMNESIA
The World Premiere of a new play by Stephen Oxley and Ken Campbell.
Adapted from the novel by Lawrence Shainberg.
Directed by Ken Campbell.
Lighting by Colin Watkeys.
Co-Presented by the Finborough Theatre.
Cast: Stephen Oxley.
30 July – 4 August, and 3 – 15 September 1991.
Transferred to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 18 – 31 August 1991.
“This is Ken Campbell country, and you enter at your own risk.” The Independent.

HOLDING BACK THE OCEAN
The world premiere of a new play by Godfrey Hamilton.
Directed, Designed and Lighting by Colin Watkeys.
Presented by Starving Artists, based in Honolulu, and co-produced by the Finborough Theatre.
Cast includes: Mark W. Pinkosh. Mark Kadota.
8 August – 1 September 1991.
“Tennessee Williams would have fallen for this show and its two smashing performers.” Irving Wardle, The Independent on Sunday.
“A seductive treat for everyone.” Jane Edwardes, Time Out.
The production was accompanied by Ryan Keola Brown’s Hawaiian dance workshops.

HAOLA BOY
Written and Performed by Mark W. Pinkosh.
Friday and Saturday late night cabaret performances.
16 – 31 August 1991.

NORMAL: THE DUSSELDORF RIPPER
The world premiere of a new play by Anthony Neilson.
Directed by Anthony Neilson.
Designed by Mike Roberts.
Lighting by John Rudin.
Music by Zoe Sosinska.
Presented by Psychopathia Sexualis in association with Finborough Productions.
Cast includes: Craig Edwards. Juliet Prew. Jon Sotherton.
1 – 19 October 1991.
Transferred from the Edinburgh Festival.
The Guardian Critics’ Choice 1991.
“Anthony Neilson’s wise new play is like nothing else you’ll see on the subject” The Independent.
“Gripping, stylish, intelligent.” The Guardian.
“Highly accomplished, but equally highly questionable.” Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits.
Tickets £6, £3.50 concessions. 50p membership.

WHEN IT’S OVER
by Geraldine Sherman and Eduardo Machado.
Directed by Annie Tyson.
Designed by Andrew Hunt.
Lighting by Mark Doubleday.
Sound Design by Paul Evans.
Presented by Gary Carter for Follow Through Productions.
Cast included: Rebecca Charles. Esther Freud. Jimmy Gardner. Colm Lagan. Paul M. Meston. Vincenzo Nicoli. Anna Niland. David Phelan. Pat Rossiter.
23 October – 16 November 1991.
Nominated for Best Lighting Design in Fringe Theatre Awards.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Written and Directed by Helen Walker.
Designed by Laura Jacob.
Presented by Outrageous Acts Theatre Company.
Cast included: Edward Law. Julie Woods.
19 November – 14 December 1991.

THE LAST OF THE LOLLOPS
by Gordon Snell.
Directed by Cathryn Horn.
Designed by Mike Roberts.
Lighting and Sound Design by John Rudin.
Choreography by Ed Birch.
Costume Design by Andrew Hunt.
Produced by Philip Barton for The Earls Court Panto.
Cast included: Helen Anderson. Ignatius Anthony. Dom Boydell. Amanda Mitchell. Mark Phoenix. Salli Randi. Frank Sterling. Louise Wallinger.
18 December 1991 – 11 January 1992.

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR MOTHER?
by Christopher Hampton???
Cast included: Paul Kaye.
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SERJEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
by John Arden.
Directed by Elizabeth Newbery.
Cast included: Rupert Procter. Paul Whitby.
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1992

THE CEZANNE SYNDROME
by Normand Canac-Marquis.
Translated by Louison Danis.
Directed by Phil Setren.
Designed by Michelle Dado.
Lighting by Doug Kuhrt.
Presented by London New Play Festival.
Cast: Julie Riley. Nick Sutton. Richard Townson.
19 January – 8 February 1992.

TORONTO, MISSISSIPPI
by Joan MacLeod.
Directed by Charles Siegel.
Designed by Tim Sykes.
Lighting by John Rudin.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast: Scott Gilmore. Laurissa Kalinowsky. William Marsh. Jane Morant.
27 March – 18 April 1992.

OUT ALL NIGHT AND LOST MY SHOES
Written and Performed by Terry Galloway.
Directed by Donna Marie Nudd.
Presented by Finborough Productions with the Fifth Business.
23 April – 24 May 1992 (Late Night Performances).
Transferred to the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 15 August – 5 September 1992.

BROKEN FOLK
by Godfrey Hamilton.
Directed by Cathryn Horn.
Designed by Justin Horn.
Lighting by Paul Smailes.
Presented by Finborough Productions in association with Colin Watkeys and Starving Artists of Honolulu.
Cast: Dom Boydell. Mark W. Pinkosh.
27 April – 23 May 1992.
This production caused a controversy with Whitbread, the brewery then running the Finborough Arms pub, who attempted to ban the play because of its gay content.
“Broken Folk heralds the welcome return of Starving Artists Theatre Company following the revision of the ban imposed on their work by the ex landlord of the Finborough Arms and Whitbreads. The ban was imposed to prevent what Whitbreads described as a “massive influx from the gay community.” It is to the credit of Starving Artists that they are back and that they have not compromised their work in order to achieve that return.” Louise Stafford Charles, The Stage.
“Cathryn Horn’s magnificent direction.” Louise Stafford Charles, The Stage.
“I hope Whitbreads will have the good sense to invite Starving Artists back again so that we may be treated to another play which amuses and unsettles as much as this one does.” Louise Stafford Charles, The Stage.

GRAVE DANCER
The world premiere of a new play by Lizzie Mickery.
Directed by Mary Peate.
Designed by Mark Viner.
Lighting by Naomi Brooke.
Sound by Laurence Muspratt.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast: Jan Chappell. Kate Paul. Ben Robertson. Sean Simpson. David Smeaton. Justin Suckley. Stephen Tindall.
27 May – 20 June 1992.
A season of three new British plays.
“Not a play to be viewed passively, but certainly one to be viewed.” Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits.

TANGO ‘TIL YOU’RE SORE
The world premiere of a new play by Robert Young.
Directed by Richard Georgeson.
Designed by Adrian Linford.
Lighting by Paul Smailes.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast included: Tracey Suzanne Hardwick. Simon Hudson. Andy Lucas. Celia Nelson.
24 June – 18 July 1992.
A season of three new British plays.

THE MONSTER HE MADE ME
The world premiere of a new play by Michael Butt.
Directed by Cathryn Horn.
Designed by Keith Orton.
Lighting by John Rudin.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast included: Peter Birrell. Carl Brincast. Victoria Davies. Michael Healy. Colm Lagan. Deborah McHardy. Robin Pratt. Alistair Schofield.
5 – 29 August 1992.
A season of three new British plays.
“The brilliant Robin Pratt.” Gillian Piggott, The Stage.

WHEN THE PAST IS STILL TO COME
The world premiere of a new play by Tom Kempinski.
Directed by Madeleine Wynn.
Designed by John Stevenson.
Lighting by Nigel Morgan.
Presented by Zenana Theatre Company.
Cast: John Castle. Ronald Wood.
9 September – 3 October 1992.
“Madeleine Wynn directs this honest and moving confessional.” Gillian Piggott, The Stage.
“John Castle’s Kempinski is raw and vulnerable, while Ronald Wood subtly plays doctor Robert Giles as composed, reticent, cerebral.” Gillian Piggott, The Stage.

ROBERTO CALVI IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN STOCKWELL
by Roy Smiles.
Directed by Gregor Truter.
Designed by Dom Boydell.
Lighting by Naomi Brooke.
Sound Design by John Rudin.
Cast: Simon Clayton. Maria Fierheller. Andy Linden. Jason Maddocks. David Napier. David Peyton-Bruhl. Gregor Truter. Andy Whipp.
14 October – 7 November 1992.
Winner of a Guinness Fringe Theatre Award.

A STANDING CHILL
Written and Performed by Gillian Roberts.
Directed by Esca Francis.
Lighting by Julia Henderson.
Presented by Deliverance Theatre Company.
11 – 28 November 1992.

NEVILLE SOUTHALL’S WASHBAG
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by David Farr.
Designed by Rosmitha Gerlitz.
Lighting by Ben Hopkins.
Costume Design by Kira Joliffe.
Presented by Finborough Productions in association with Taking Tongues.
Cast included: Will Barton. Stephanie Buttle. Will Keen. Pete Lee-Wilson. Timothy Stark. Nicola Walker. Rachel Weisz.
This play was later revised into the West End play, Elton John’s Glasses.
3 – 19 December 1992.

1993

“Over the last three years, the Finborough has seriously rivalled the Royal Court, Hampstead and the Bush as a venue for new writing.” Michael Billlington, The Guardian.
“No independent outfit turned out more regularly interesting surprises than the Finborough.” Dominic Dromgoole in his book The Full Room.

FOREIGN LANDS
The world premiere of a new play by Karen Hope.
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.
Designed by Joanne Nellis.
Lighting by Isla Stewart.
Sound by Alan Gwinnett.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast: Steph Bramwell. Tracy Gilman. Marlene Sidaway. Julia Tarnoky.
Women’s Work Season – a season of six new plays by women.
5 – 30 January 1993.
Winner of the 1989 Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition.
“An astonishingly mature talent. One of the best plays in London.” Michael Billington, The Guardian.
“To feel suspense in the theatre is a rare treat, to feel fear is rarer still, but this is what Karen Hope achieves with her first produced play Foreign Lands. Foreign Lands opens the Finborough’s season of six new plays by women.” Louise Stafford Charles, The Stage.
“These four strong performances are guided with unobtrusive direction by Jessica Dromgoole.” Louise Stafford Charles, The Stage.
“It is Karen Hope’s writing which makes the evening the delight which it is. This is a writer who has not forgotten the art of story-telling, she twists her sentences round her imagination creating a web which ensnares and fascinates us.” Louise Stafford Charles, The Stage.

THE WAR BOYS
The world premiere of the first play by Naomi Wallace.
Directed by Kate Valentine.
Designed by Fay Saxty.
Lighting by Ian Harrison.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast: Ethan Flower. Bradley Lavelle. Matthew Sharp.
Women’s Work Season – a season of six new plays by women.
4 – 27 February 1993.
“Three committed performances under the fluent direction of Kate Valentine.” Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits.

DANGEROUS OASIS
The world premiere of a new play by Nina Rapi.
Directed by Madeleine Wynn.
Presented by Finborough Productions in association with Lunar Theatre Company.
Performed by Bridget Mastrocola.
Women’s Work Season – a season of six new plays by women.
2 March – 20 March 1993.

BEAT THE AIR
The world premiere of a new play by Stephanie McKnight.
Directed by Sarah Frankcom.
Designed by Naomi Wilkinson.
Lighting by Julia Henderson.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast included: David Garvey. Karla Goodman. Edward Halsted. Mia Leahy. Shona Morris.
Women’s Work Season – a season of six new plays by women.
29 March – 24 April 1993.

LARDO WEEPING
Written and Performed by Terry Galloway.
Directed by Donna Marie Nudd.
Designed by Annie Kelly.
Lighting by Naomi Brooke.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Women’s Work Season – a season of six new plays by women.
4 – 29 May 1993.

A WALK ON LAKE ERIE
by Heather McCutcheon.
Directed by Cathryn Horn.
Designed by Fiona Watt.
Lighting by Charlotte McClelland.
Costume Design by Kira Jolliffe.
Sound by Lawrence Muspratt.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast: Laurence Amias/Aaron Mason. Carly Britnell/Ania Sowinski. John Cassady. Nancy Crane. Brian Finnerty. Ethan Flower. Anthony Hamblyn/Adam Searles. Glenn Hanning/Adam Morely. Harriet Robinson. Richard Vanstone.
[NB Children sharing roles are separated by a forward slash]
Women’s Work Season – a season of six new plays by women.
11 June – 3 July 1993.

The Women’s Work season won a Time Out Readers Award.

IDIOT’S WALTZ
The world premiere of a new play by Roy Smiles.
Directed by Kate Valentine.
Designed by Katherine Richards.
Lighting by Liz Allen.
Sound by Alan Gwinnett.
Presented by Top of the Town Productions.
Cast included: Jonathan Arun. Michael Bottle. Toby E. Byrne. Victoria Davan. Tim Gallagher. Philip Peacock.
Winner of the 1991 Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition.
9 September – 2 October 1993.

PENETRATOR
The London premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Anthony Neilson.
Designed by Michael T. Roberts.
Lighting by Stuart Stocks.
Sound by Neil Alexander.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast: James Cunningham. Anthony Neilson. Alan Francis.
7 – 30 October 1993.
Transferred from the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh where it opened on 18 August 1993, and went on to play at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs from 12 January – 29 January 1994, presented by the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in association with Finborough productions.
“‘Should this sick play have been presented at all?” Theatre Record.
“Is it a brave attack on social and sexual taboos, or just gratuitously nasty, brutish and short?” The Guardian.
“The explosion of violence towards the end is one of the most nail-biting scenes I have ever watched in a theatre” The Mail on Sunday.

DANGEROUS OASIS
by Nina Rapi.
Directed by Madeleine Wynn.
Presented by Lunar Theatre Company.
Performed by Bridget Mastrocola.
2 November– 20 November 1993 (Second run at the Finborough Theatre, originally presented in March 1993 as part of the Women’s Work Season).

1994

SUICIDE AND MANIPULATION
by Robert Young.
Directed by Roxana Silbert.
Designed by Naomi Wilkinson.
Lighting by Ace McCarron.
Sound Design by Russell Churney.
Costume Design by Katie Birrell.
Presented by Finborough Productions, funded by a £10,000 grant from The Arts Council.
Cast: William Marsh. Tracey Mitchell. Lesley Vickerage.
6 – 29 January 1994.
“Robert Young’s morbidly witty new play, glossily staged by Roxana Silbert.” Maureen Paton, The Stage.

ACID HEARTS
by Thomas Kett.
Directed by Richard Georgeson.
Designed by John Stevenson.
Lighting by Julia Henderson.
Costume Design by Adrian Linford.
Presented by Robin Guilleret for the Proscenium Syndicate in association with Finborough Productions.
Cast included: Kieron Forsyth. Simon Hepworth. Helen Masters.
17 February – 12 March 1994.
Winner of the 1993 Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition.

THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY
The world premiere of a new play by Anthony Neilson.
Directed by Anthony Neilson.
Designed by Michael T. Roberts.
Lighting by Joe Lewis.
Sound Design by Neil Alexander.
Costume Design by Kira Joliffe.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast included: Timothy Barlow. Alistair Galbraith. Sophie Langham. Roger McKern. Rachel Weisz.
29 March – 16 April 1994.

BLEAT
The world premiere of a new play by Graham White.
Directed by Cathryn Horn.
Designed by Naomi Wilkinson.
Lighting by Victoria Harvey.
Sound Design by Mark Schofield.
Presented by Finborough Productions.
Cast included: Raymond Adamson. Jane Colenutt. Martin Hancock. Abigail Hayes. Philip Kingston. Emma Owen-Smith.
23 June – 16 July 1994.
Subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 1998.
“An admirable debut for White.” Antonia Quirke, The Stage.
“This is the Finborough’s last production unless somebody out there with foresight and a fat cheque book decides to be generous. As another Mamet opens in the West End, a fringe venue in Earl’s Court flogs its lights to pay the electricity bill. Now, that is painful” Antonia Quirke, The Stage.

ILLYRIA
A version of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
Adapted and Directed by Phil Willmott.
Designed by Liz Putland.
Lighting by Stuart Stocks.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Finola Bryan. Michael Chomiak. Hannah Davis. Richard Doyle. Cate Fowler. Martin Nee. Simon Paul. Amy Rockson. Howard Saddler. Matthew Woolcott. Russell Woolmore. Nicola Wright.
29 July – 21 August 1994.
The Steam Industry residency.

VENETIAN HEAT
by Claudio Macor.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Designed by Liz Putland.
Lighting by Stuart Stocks.
Presented by The Steam Industry and Torchlight Theatre Company.
Cast: Michael Greco. Martina Laird. Bernard Lawrence. Maurizio Molino. Mario Vernazza. Che Walker. Jem Wall.
2 – 25 September 1994.
The Steam Industry residency.

THE OEDIPUS TABLE
From Sophocles.
Directed and Adapted by Phil Willmott.
Designed by Liz Putland.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: Nathalie Armin. Andrew Loudon. Patricia Villa. Matthew Woolcott.
7 – 30 October 1994.
The Steam Industry residency.

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE
An evening of short plays including.
Fist by Mark Ravenhill, Love Me Tender by Harriet Braun, and works by Clare Bayley, Kate Dean, Sheila Goff, Philip Kingston, Anthony Neilson, Phil Willmott and Robert Young.
“Some of the most distinctive voices in new theatre writing combine to explore sex, power and the human heart”.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Shaun Dingwall.
12 – 18 December 1994.
Dangerous States season.

1995

LADY JULIE
by August Strindberg in a new translation by Eivor Martinus.
Directed by Percy Steven.
Designed by Julia Smith.
Lighting by Jim Woodley.
Presented by Northern Light Theatre Company.
Cast included: Nigel Barrett. Antonia Davies. Beata Kingsley.
5 – 22 January 1995.

GETTING OVER YOU
From 6 February 1995.

WATCH OUT FOR MR STORK
The world premiere of a new play by Diane Samuels.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Designed by Liz Putland.
Lighting by Stuart Stocks.
Presented by Lucy Powellbrett and Tom Barrie for The Steam Industry.
Cast: Nathalie Armin. Ian Henderson. Scott Neal. Caroline O’Neill.
1 – 26 March 1995.
New Writing Season.

CALL ME JUDAS
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Sonja Lindon.
Directed by Tony Dinner.
Designed by Idit Nathan.
Presented by Paines Plough.
22 April and 27 April 1995.

THE GLORY TREE
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Susie Campbell.
Directed by Sarah Alexander.
Designed by Fiona Watt.
Presented by Paines Plough.
25 April and 28 April 1995.

CUCKOO
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Hugh Costello.
Directed by Shabnam Shabazi.
Designed by Fiona Watt.
Presented by Paines Plough.
26 April and 29 April 1995.

FUNCTION OF THE ORGASM
by Tom Smith.
Directed by Jonathan Lloyd.
Designed by Soutra Gilmour.
Lighting by Sam Anderson.
Costume Design by Sam Perry.
Presented by The Steam Industry and Tomfool Theatre Company.
Cast: Mark Davison. Paul Ebsworth. Paul Hill. Rachel Kemp. Adrian Stewart. Carrie Thomas. Leonard Webster.
4 May – 4 June 1995.
First produced in 1993 when it won The Guardian student award.
“Smith’s language bristles with batty observation and supreme diplomacy. This is intelligent, prepossessing theatre.” Antonia Quirke, The Stage.

SHOPPING AND FUCKING
The world premiere reading of a new play by Mark Ravenhill.
Directed by Anthony Neilson.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
The Cast: Phillip Kingston. Anthony Neilson. Rachel Atkins. Tom Barrie. Mark Ravenhill. Louise Mulvey. Giles Pooley. Ian Henderson.
??? 1995
Subsequently Presented by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs on 26 September 1996.
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark.
Designed by Julian McGowan.
Lighting by Johanna Town.
Sound Design by Paul Arditti.
Original Royal Court cast: Kate Ashfield. Andrew Glover. James Kennedy. Antony Ryding. Robin Soans.
The play subsequently transferred to the West End at the Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, from 24 June-6 August 1997; and Off-Broadway to New York Theatre Workshop, New York City (where it was directed by Max Stafford-Clark and Gemma Bodinetz) where it opened on January 14 1998.
“A shocker in every sense of the word” The Daily Mail.
“It wallows in the conditions it describes” The Sunday Telegraph.
“What makes this play so dangerous to closed minds is its unnerving knack of opening our eyes to the horrors of our daily lives” Sunday Express.

SERVING IT UP
A playreading of a new play by David Eldridge.
Directed by Mark Ravenhill.
Cast includes: Nicola Duffett.
June 1995.

THIS LIME TREE BOWER
A playreading of a new play by Conor McPherson.
1995.

THE PILLOWMAN
A playreading of a new play by Martin McDonagh.
1995.

SLAUGHTER CITY
A playreading of a new play by Naomi Wallace.
1995.

UNKNOWN TITLE
A playreading of a new play by Lucinda Coxon.
1995.

TALES OF LOVE AND JUSTICE
A triple bill of three Chinese plays by Kuan Han Ch’ing and Cheng Ten-Hui.
ONCE A WHORE, adapted by Mark Ravenhill.
SNOW IN MIDSUMMER, adapted by Sheila Goff.
THE SOUL OF CHIEN-NU LEAVES HER BODY, adapted by Hattie Naylor.
Directed by Mark Ravenhill.
Designed by Andrew Walsh.
Sound Design by Polly Hewett.
Costume Design by Lizzie Hughes.
Music by Polly Hewett.
Movement by Ruth Ben-Tovim.
Presented by Lucy Powell-Brett for The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Sophy Ackroyd. Finola Bryan. Raquel Cassidy. Rebecca Newman. Celia Robertson. Mandy Vernon Smith.
8 June – 9 July 1995.

ZERO POSITIVE
The UK premiere of a new play by Harry Kondoleon.
Directed by Phil Setren.
Designed by Roy Bell.
Lighting by Lisa Audouin.
Music by Mark Schofield.
Movement by Marsha Gorbet.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
Cast: Maria Clarke. Mel Cobb. Brian Finnerty. Lucy Miller. Nick Sutton. Murray Woodfield.
11 July – 5 August 1995 (Playing Tuesday to Saturday).
The London New Play Festival 1995.

THREE TIDES TURNING
The world premiere of a new play by Louise Warren.
Directed by Shabnam Shabazi.
Designed by Fiona Watt.
Lighting by Lisa Audouin.
Sound Design by Kate Heath.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
Cast included: Anisha Charania. Georgia Clarke. Mark Markham. Catherine McDonough. Maggie O’Brien.
15 July – 5 August 1995 (Playing Sunday and Monday).
The London New Play Festival 1995.

THE DARK ROOM
Directed by David Prescott.
Cast included: Victoria Lennox. Claire Price.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
The London New Play Festival 1995.
July 1995.

THE EDIBLE WOMAN
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.
Adapted and Directed by Georgina Van Welie.
Presented by Inigo Productions.
Cast: David Birrell. Matthew Golledge. Hermione Guilford. Guy Hargreaves. Jane Marlow. Simon Rawlings. Richard Wellings-Thomas.
10 – 27 August 1995.

THE HIRED MAN
The first revival of the British musical.
Music and Lyrics by Howard Goodall. Based on the Novel by Melvyn Bragg.
Directed by Tom Barrie.
Musical Direction by John Pead.
Designed by Roy D. Bell.
Lighting by Stuart Stocks.
Presented by Lucy Powell-Brett for The Steam Industry by arrangement with The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Cast: Tim Hodgson. Nick Norman. Matthew Woolcott. Simon Harrison. Jeremy David. Penny Belle Fowler. Martin Byrne-Quinn. Paul Brereton. Paul Kemp. Nick Rylance. Alice Bell. Alexandra Sumner. Simon Gibson.
1 – 30 September 1995.

STRIKE from LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN
The UK premiere of a new play, adapted by Mel Clay from the novel by Hubert Selby Jnr.
Directed by Lizzie Newbury.
Music by Mark Knopfler.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with Kurtz Theatre Company.
Cast included: Rick Bland. Matthew Lessall. Paul Whitby. Matt Wilkinson.
3 – 28 October 1995.
Broadway Writing Season.
Time Out Critics’ Choice.
Subsequently transferred to the BAC.
This production was accompanied by a one-off reading featuring Hubert Selby Jnr and Tim Willcocks reading extracts from their new novels.

NEW WRITING OFF BROADWAY
Best New Women’s Writing.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with Manhattan Theatre Club.
9, 16 and 23 October, and 13 and 20 November 1995.

THE LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR
by Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d’Usseau.
Directed by Sean O’Connor.
Designed by James Dearlove.
Lighting by Tanya Peters.
Presented by Lucy Powell-Brett for The Steam Industry.
Cast: Lynden Edwards. Gail Haighton. Laura Macaulay. Janet Hargreaves. Heather Chasen. Hugo Napier. Stuart Packer. Carolyn Jones. Caroline O’Neill. Lynden Edwards. Gillian McCafferty. Judith Paris. Andrew Henry.
Broadway Writing Season.
2 – 26 November 1995.

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
Directed by Tom Barrie.
Presented by Lucy Powell-Brett for The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Simon Gibson. Robert Irons. Rian Lamb.
20 November 1995 – 27 January 1996.

THUNDER ROCK
by Robert Ardrey.
Directed by Simon Nicholson.
Designed by Alison Taylor.
Lighting by Sam Anderson.
Presented by Alexander E. Racolin and Annette Moskowitz for Play Producers Inc.
Cast: Gavin Crowhurst. Robert Firth. Paul Gilmore. Alison Hopgood. Aliza James. Nick Lucas. Yvonne Riley. Stephen Sweet. Andrew Whipp.
28 November – 23 December 1995.

HOT OFF THE PRESSES
An evening of plays, “written between Wednesday and Saturday morning and rehearsed over one weekend.”
And Then There Were One by Katie Baxendale.
Directed by Laurie Sansom.
Cast: Patrick Myers. Matthew Mitchell. Emily Gray. Jessica Willcocks.
Thriller by Jess Weetch.
Directed by David Sondhi.
Cast: Mark Hubbard. Paula Simmons. Steve McCormick. Dan Clark. Raniah Al-Sayed.
Paragons Lost by Steve Wilson.
Directed by Alex McDowell.
Cast: Ian Farthing. Justine Jones. Robert Fitch. Pat Villa.
14 December 1995.

AVEN’U BOYS
by Frank Pugliese.
Directed by Jake Lushington.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with Angel Theatre Company.
??? 1995.

FIGHTING FOR BREATH
by David Eldridge.
??? 1995.

LATE NIGHT VIEWING
Written and Directed by Andrew Young.
Cast includes: Andrea Thornton.
??? 1995.

THE SHOREWATCHERS WOMAN
by Judy Upton.
Presented by The Red Room.
??? 1995.

1996

DIZZY HEIGHTS
A double bill of Dancing Attendance and Dizzy Heights by Bryan Rostron.
Directed by Ali Robertson.
Designed by Kate Matthews.
Lighting by Tom Hayhurst.
Presented by Richard Turner for Absinthe Theatre Company.
Cast: Victor Power. Anthony Wise.
Playing on January 9 1996.

SCREWED
by Geoffrey Parkinson, based on an original idea by Lucy Irving.
Directed by Lucy Irving.
Lighting by Mike Hurst.
Sound Design by Morgan Bryan.
Presented by the Curio Theatre Company.
Cast included: Natasha Borg. Robert Fitch. Rupert Gane. Anne Harries. Lucy Irving. Joanna Percival. Kai Simmons.
16 January – 3 February 1996.

FLOWERPOT, SUPERGLUE AND JUDY
by Gregory Williams.
Presented by Liz Griffiths for The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Wendy Hodges. David Johnstone. Jessica Muschamp. Gregory Williams.
27 February – 10 March 1996.

ONE SHOE OFF
Directed by Crispin Bonham Carter.
Presented by Here and Now.
3 March – 30 March 1996.

BETWEEN A PEASANT’S EARS
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Robert Packham.
Directed by Ninon Jerome.
Cast: Christopher Staines. Justin Harvey. Roger Lee. Chloe Thomas. Nikki Jeffries.
Jonathon Palmer. Nick Lucas.
18 March 1996?

OBSESSION IS NOT A PERFUME
Written and Performed by Emma Lucia.
Directed by Lindsey McAlister.
Lighting by David Manning Clarke.
Sound Design by Nick Harvey.
Presented by Agitprop Theatre Company.
13 March – 7 April 1996.

THE HOUSE
by David Halliwell.
Cast: Sally McCormack.
April 1996.

DOWNTOWN PARADISE
by Mark Jenkins.
Directed by Sarah Esdaile.
Designed by Lisa Robinson.
Lighting by Mike Hurst.
Presented by Tim Williams and the Drama Audit Theatre Company (later ‘Out of Wales’).
Cast: Amanda Hurwitz. Richard D. Sharp.
15 April – 5 May 1996.
Subsequently toured and played a run at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

THE ROCK STATION
by Ger Fitzgibbon.
Directed by Annabelle Comyn.
Designed and Lighting by Aideen Malone.
Costume Design by Astrid Schulz.
Sound Design by Trish Reid.
Presented by Liffey Street Theatre Company in assocation with NXT.
Cast: Steven Dykes. Brendan Fleming.
9 May – 2 June 1996.

DREAMS
by Charlie Boucher.
Directed by Dez Gray.
June 1996.

ROSE BRUFORD COLLEGE DIRECTORS SHOWCASE
3 June – 16 June 1996.

A WEEK WITH TONY
by David Eldridge.
Directed by Mark Ravenhill.
Designed by Christopher Oram.
Lighting by Hartley T A Kemp.
Sound Design by Neil Keane.
Costume Design by Anna Barcock.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Robert Donald. Paul Ebsworth. Keith Hazemore. Helen Higham. Rachel Kemp. Di Langford. Ric Morgan. Emma Pallant. Oscar Pearce. Celia Robertson. Theo Fraser Steele. Carrie Thomas. Paul Thorogood.
20 June – 7 July 1996.

MUSGRAVE JURTZ THEATRE COMPANY
10 July – 3 August 1996.

WHEN I WAS WEE AND I HAD A GRANNY WHO SAID
Written and Directed by Troy Webb.
Presented by Kurtz Theatre Company (Paul Whitby. Tim Witlocks. Lizzie Newbury.)
Cast included: Maurizio Molino. Michael Warburton. Judi Wilton.
13 – 30 August 1996.

KISSING BINGO
by Chris Goode.
Directed by Helen Rayner.
Designed by Rupert Tebb.
Lighting by Edward Armitage.
Costume Design by Lorraine Atkinson.
Presented by Andy Cole.
Cast included: David Bond. Neema Kambona. Gregory McFarnon. Michael Murray-Magnus. Deborah O’Malley. Erika Poole. Finlay Robertson.
10 September – 6 October 1996.

THE WOODS
The UK premiere of the play by David Mamet.
Directed by Robert Shaw.
Designed by Emma Fryer.
Presented by Inside Intelligence.
Cast: Emma Bird. Peter Polycarpou.
9 October – 3 November 1996.

THEATRE WRITERS VISION
Presented by Joe Gould.
21 October 1996.

THE COLOURS OF LIVING
by Camilla McGibbon.
Directed and Designed by Kate Matthews.
Lighting by Guy Hawe.
Sound Design by Andi Hindle.
Presented by Solitaire.
Cast included: Sybil Allen. Celia Robertson.
5 – 24 November 1996.

IN MY SHOES
by Sophie Langham.
Directed by Brian Croucher.
Presented by Meat and Two Theatre Company.
Cast: Nicola Bingham. Andy Coltrane. Paula Coyne. Sophie Langham. Alice Selwyn.
12 – 30 November 1996.

DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Christopher Marlowe.
Directed by Ian Webb.
Cast included: Kevin Marchant.
???

ARTAUD AT RODEZ
Directed by Kay Fellows.
Cast included: Bernard Sabran.
???

PHANTOMS OF POE
The world premiere of a new play, adapted from stories by Edgar Allan Poe.
Adapted and Directed by Gari Jones.
Designed by Timothy Meaker.
Lighting by Carolyn Axtell.
Presented by The Steam Industry with Reflective Theatre.
Cast: Justin Brett. Jenny Livsey. Bernadette Russell. Anstley Thomas.
3 – 22 December 1996.

1997

THE MAGIC DOOR
by Alison Davies.
Directed by Tamsin Hoare.
Designed by Natalie Baron.
Lighting by James Fickling.
Presented by Very Devil Drama and Silver Sandals.
Cast included: Julie Teal. Lauren Holden.
January 1997?
Transferred to Grace Theatre, 21 January – 8 February 1997.

THE SASH (MY FATHER WORE)
by Hector MacMillan.
Directed by Dawn Lintern.
Designed by Christian Ruland.
Lighting by Philip Gladwell.
Sound Design by Julian North.
Presented by Theatre Pod.
Cast included: Paul Gibson. David Peacock. Gillian McCafferty. Dympna McGill. Mary Waters.
14 January – 9 February 1997.

FISHTANK
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Clive Saunders.
Designed by Andrea Coathupe.
Lighting by James Duncalf.
Sound Design by Stevan Filipovic.
David Herman for C.A.D Productions in association with Blue Bus Theatre Company.
Cast included: Gilly Cohen. Peter Ferdinando. Simon Hemingway. Mark Mooney. Daniel O’Meara. Antony Somers.
11 February – 8 March 1997.

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD (AS WE KNOW IT)
A season of readings of new plays.
Programme One: 13-16 and 18 February 1997.
Mind the Gap by Simon Warne.
Directed by Tristan Brolly.
The Manuscript by Caroline Summerfield.
Directed by Kate Hall.
Programme Two: 19-23 February 1997.
Cracked Eggs by Steve Jones.
Directed by Eric Loren.
Magdalena by Paddy O’Reilly.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Programme Three: 25 February – 1 March 1997.
Leaving by Helen Kelly.
Directed by Tamsin Hoare.
Green Belt by Alexandra Cadell.
Directed by Tristan Brolly.
Cast included: Mark Lawrence. Richard Hedder. Corinne Jordan. Julian Ackerman. Matt Patresi. Jonathan McGuinness. Carol Starks. Carrie Thomas. Daniel Jenkins. Kate Steele. Richard Arnold. Joe Gould. Robert Pike. David Royle. Daniel Hopkins. Jake Thomas. Christopher Routh.
25 February – 1 March 1997.

THE FUNDRAISERS
The world premiere of a new play by Tony Marchant.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Designed by Rupert Tebb.
Lighting by Robin Carter.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast includes: Tom Barrie. Cate Fowler. Sophie Langham. Christopher Mellows. Andrew Obeney. Richard Redman. Penny Ryder. Peter Stenson. Patricia Villa. Tom Watt.
11 – 29 March 1997.

FREE-FALL
by Ken Edmonds.
Presented by Ugly Productions.
Closed 29 March 1997.

SURFING
The world premiere of a new play by Robert Young.
Directed by Lisa Goldman.
Designed by Rosalind Coombes.
Lighting by Tracey Robert Shaw.
Presented by The Red Room.
Cast includes: Lizzie McPhee.
The Big Story – A season about the media.
1 – 26 April 1997.
Time Out Critics’ Choice.
Transferred to BAC as part of their 1997 I Wish I’d Seen That – Time Out Critics’ Choice season and the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

THE CENSOR
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Anthony Neilson.
Designed by Julian McGowan.
Lighting by Jo Joelson.
Presented by The Red Room.
Cast includes: Raquel Cassidy. Alastair Galbraith. Alison Newman.
The Big Story – A season about the media.
1 – 26 April 1997.
“His most provocative play yet….as clever and considerably less loaded than Oleanna, and as topical as Popcorn. It is more unsettling than both, but in its own weird, urgent way, almost beautiful…an unsettling exploration of ways of seeing.” – The Guardian.
“A gripping, intelligent instalment by a writer who has been shockingly underestimated for far too long.” The Evening Standard.
“Anthony Neilson’s brilliant pyscho sexual allegory…a profound and tragic vision of humanity and its bare, forked basics.” The Evening Standard.
“A haunting, shocking, healing performance, acted with perfect edgy intensity.” The Sunday Times.
“The Censor…a gripping brief encounter…a moving parable of the critic and artist as a healing and finally tragic love story.” The Daily Mail.
“Neilson’s sensationally fine new play…poignant, funny, brilliantly controlled and profound.” The Times.
The Censor won Time Out Award for Best Fringe Production 1997, and the Writers Guild Award for Best Fringe Play 1997.
This production subsequently transferred to the Royal Court Downstairs at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 4 June 1997, and then again to the Royal Court Upstairs at the Ambassadors Theatre on 4 September 1997.

TUCSON
The world premiere of a new play by Lisa Perotti.
Directed by Janet Gordon.
Designed by Annabel Shapiro.
Musical Direction by Jo Girdlestone.
Presented by The Red Room.
Cast: Shirley Barr. Chris Mellows. Tracy Hostmyer. Nathan Osgood.
The Big Story – A season about the media.
29 April – 24 May 1997.

HERE IS THE NEWS
The world premiere of a new play by Trevor Preston.
Directed by Janet Gordon.
Designed by Annabel Shapiro.
Lighting by Aideen Malone.
Presented by The Red Room and Women’s Theatre Workshop.
Cast included: Shirley Barr. Tracy Hostymer. Christopher Mellows. Nathan Osgood.
The Big Story – A season about the media.
27 May – 21 June 1997.

THE PEOPLE ON THE RIVER
The world premiere of a new play by Judy Upton.
Directed by Lisa Goldman.
Designed by Alastair Galbraith.
Lighting by Aideen Malone.
Sound Design by Rueben Garret and John Evans.
Presented by The Red Room.
Cast included: Tom Buske. David Eastman. Jackie Everett. Christina Greatrex. Daniel Harcourt. Benedict Martin. Andrew Morton. Kate Elizabeth Pyke. Kate Elizabeth Ricketts. Kate Witton.
The Big Story – A season about the media.
27 May – 21 June 1997.

TEENAGE VITRIOL
The world premiere of a new play by Justin Chubb.
Directed by Paul Jepson.
Designed by Dody Nash.
Lighting by Hansjorg Schmidt.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Paul Dulake. Jason Lee Jones. William Petrie. Dominic Power. Marc Murphy.John Woodham.Emma Owen-Smith.
25 June – 19 July 1997.

THE RON MEADOWS EXPERIENCE
by Ian Redford.
Directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallace.
9 – 16 July 1997.

TELL ME IF I’M WRONG
by Colin Robinson.
Directed by Kath Mattock.
Cast: Anna Clarkson. Max Gold. Peter Hamilton. Edward Halsted. Anna Kirke. Penny Rider.
1997?

BOHELLAND
The London premiere of a new play by Justin Chubb.
Directed by Dominic Knutton.
Designed by Chris Morrison.
Presented by Cornish Theatre Collective.
Cast: Jayne Denny. Darcy Green. Jane Spurr. Tony Casement. Darren Hawkes. Pat Kelman.
22 – 26 July 1997.
“If you’ve ever questioned the merits of physical theatre, the Cornish Theatre Collective’s spellbinding transformation of a household table and four chairs into a coiling mineshaft should decisively sweep all doubts from your mind.” Time Out.
“An epic piece on a tiny stage…they create miracles.” London Theatre Reviews.
“A mercurial, charismatic ensemble.” Time Out.

WHALE MUSIC
by Anthony Minghella.
Directed by Clare Moody and Jo Clayton.
Designed by Victoria Francis.
Costume Designer by Ellie Armstrong.
Presented by Out of the Blue.
Cast: Anna Waterhouse. Clare Moody. Debbie O’Malley. Dot Smith. Gabi Woolf. Virginia Lester. Alexandria Vaughan.
30 July – 23 August 1997.

DOUBLE/ONE/TWO
A triple bill of
DOUBLE
The world premiere of a new play.
Devised and Directed by Julia Rayner.
Cast included: Alison Edgar. Jackie Howe. David Hudson. David Matthews. Michael Matovski. Rachel McDade.
ONE
The world premiere of a new play.
Devised by The Company.
Directed by Emi Slater.
Cast included: Toby Hughes. Alan Marni. Leticia Rua.
TWO
by Jim Cartwright.
Directed by the cast, with Emi Slater.
Cast included: Julia Rayner. Martin Savage.
Designed by Tim Wright.
Lighting by Michael Dixon.
Presented by Abraxus Theatre.
26 August – 20 September 1997.

THEATRE MACHINE NEW WRITING SEASON
Artistic Director – Izzy Mant.
Lighting by Jonathan Histed.
Set and Costume Designers – Alex Lowde and Vivienne Schadinsky.

WONDERLAND
by Bill Dare.
Directed by Emma Benson.
Presented by Theatre Machine.
Theatre Machine New Writing Season.
8 September 1997.

CHOIRBOYS
by Declan Croghan.
Presented by Theatre Machine.
Theatre Machine New Writing Season.
23 September 1997.

NAKED IN THE GARDEN
by Stephanie Norgate.
Presented by Theatre Machine.
Theatre Machine New Writing Season.
24 September 1997.

TOAST
by Richard Bean.
Presented by Theatre Machine.
Theatre Machine New Writing Season.
25 September 1997.

FALLING
by Nigel Bowden.
Presented by Theatre Machine.
Theatre Machine New Writing Season.
26 September 1997.

THE LAST GIRL
by David Bridel.
Presented by Theatre Machine.
Theatre Machine New Writing Season.
27 September 1997.

THE MURDER OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
The world premiere of a new play by Sophia Kingshill.
Directed by Joe Cushley.
Designed by Diane Hampstead.
Lighting by Anthea Mundye.
Sound Design by Danny Kingshill.
Presented by London Actors Theatre Company.
Cast included: Eamonn Clarke. Liza Hayden. Eve Hopkins. Erika Poole. Chris Tranchell. Victoria Willing.
30 September – 25 October 1997.

THE HARROW
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Richard Redman.
Mervyn Miller – Director.
Cast: Howard Lee. Keith Stafford. Michael Hytan. Israel Aduramo. Bonny Ambrose.
1997?

A SWIFT HALF WITH WAR, FAMINE, DEATH AND PESTILENCE
Sketch comedy, Written and Performed by The Four Horsemen.
Cast includes: Richard Hurst. Dan Mersh. Alys Torrance. Jessica Willcocks.
6 – 20 October 1997.

THE FUTURE TENSE
Designed by Helen Saxton.
Sound Design by Amos Dean.
Presented by Catriona Craig for The Steam Industry.
A double bill of
DOUBLE EFFECT
The world premiere of a new play by Simon Warne.
Directed by Tristan Brolly.
Cast included: Bonny Ambrose. Shirley Barr. Edmund Dehn. Simon Edwards. Peter Hamilton. Karl Hansen. Sean Jackson. Riz Meedin. Nisha K Nayar.
and
THE OPTIMIST’S DAUGHTER
The world premiere of a new play by Chris Lee.
Directed by Mervyn Millar.
Cast included: Jessica Brohn. Andrew Callaway. John Cullingham. Beryl King. Sarah Lanton. Robert Munns. Marianne Sheehan. Sarah Shelton. Jake Thomas.
28 October – 22 November 1997.

THEATRE IN THE TIME OF THE GENERALS
An evening of four short Argentinian plays from Teatro Abierto written in opposition to the Junta dictatorship in the months prior to the Falklands war.
NEW WORLD
by Carlos Somigliana.
Cast included: Simon Fisher. Andrew Hall. Sue Holland. Matthew Mills. Barry Wallman. Sara Williams.
THIRD PERSON INCLUDED
by Eduardo Pavlovsky.
Cast included: Mairead Carty. Matthew Mills.
CUMBIA MORENA CUMBIA
by Mauricio Khartun.
Cast included: Andrew Hall. Simon Fisher.
GREY SONG OF ABSENCE
by Roberto Cossa.
Cast included: Mairead Carty. Simon Fisher. Andrew Hall. Sue Holland. Barry Wallman.Sarah Williams.
Translated by Michael Jacobs.
Directed by Colin Ellwood.
Designed by Julie Godfrey.
Lighting by Elizabeth Crowley.
Musical Director – Peter Skuce.
Sound Design by Nick Kacal.
Presented by Des Brennan for Strangers Gallery.
26 November – 20 December 1997.

THE MEATLOCKER
Presented by Long Pig.
1 December 1997.

A 24 HOUR LIVE PERFORMANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Presented by Cinderella Productions.
6 – 7 December 1997.

THE MANUSCRIPT
Directed by Kate Hall.
Cast included: Julia Akerman.
???

1998

SPRINGBOARD
Readings of new plays to 17 January 1998.

THE DONAHUE SISTERS
Directed by Audrey Armstrong.
Cast included: Julia Lewis.
??? 1998.

TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS
The world premiere of a new play by Constance Congdon.
Directed by Spencer Hinton.
Designed by Trelawnie Mead.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Presented by Brave New World Theatre Company.
Cast includes: Gary Condes. Lucas Hare. Becky Hindley. Patti Holloway. Seamus Newham. Philip Rosch. Margot Steinberg.
20 January – 6 February 1998.

MARY STUART
by Dacia Maraini.
Translated by Christopher Percy and Nicolette Kay.
Directed by Caroline Hunt.
Music by Maggie O’Brien.
Cast: Miriam Cooper.
Presented by Starship Entertainment and Small Planet Productions.
20 January – 7 February 1998.

SKIN DEEP
The world premiere of a new play by Susan Earle.
Presented by Six Pack Productions.
17 February – 7 March 1998.

A CAGE WITHOUT BARS
The world premiere of a new play by Chris Humphreys.
Directed by Philip Grout.
Designed by Nina Garner.
Lighting by Frank Ushel.
Presented by Quintessence Productions.
Cast includes: Matt Andrews. Philip Grout. Malanie Ramsay. Adam Kimmel. Shaun Clarke. Jane Lucas.
10 March – 4 April 1998.

PALLADIUM
A rehearsed reading of a new play.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Cast: Michael Sapachz. Gilly Campbell. Peter Stenson. Claire Moorhonse. Scott Harvey. Mirren Delaney. Libby Machen. Justin Brett. Keith Hazmore. Steven Mann. Jason Griffiths.
16 March 1998.

CHOIRBOYS
The world premiere of a new play by Declan Croghan.
Directed by Izzy Mant.
Designed by Iain White.
Lighting by Dominic Laycock.
Presented by Goran Kostic for Theatre Machine.
Cast included: Nabil Elouahabi. Duncan Milligan.
7 April – 2 May 1998.
Previously produced as a reading at the Finborough Theatre in 1998.
Transferred to the Old Red Lion Theatre.

SHIPWRECK
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Didier Desmedt.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Cast: Sarah Lonton. Andrew Callaway. Dylan Brown.
1998?

LOUNGE LIZARDS…IN LIMBO
Cabaret.
Directed by Robert Miles.
Presented by Hungry Horse Productions.
21 April – 1 May 1998.

THE BREAKFAST SOLDIERS
The world premiere of a new play by Katie Hims.
Directed by Nadia Molinari.
Designed by Louise Adkins.
Lighting and Sound Design by Neil Newbery.
Presented by Beyond Words Theatre in association with Contact Theatre.
Cast includes: Mark Cameron. Verity Hewlett. Rosalind Philips.
5 – 30 May 1998.
Time Out Critics’ Choice.

THE DARK HOUSE
The world premiere of a new play by Dominic Francis.
Directed by Suzanne Bell.
Presented by Elegy Theatre.
12 – 29 May 1998.

EMPTY THE THOUGHT BUBBLE
Directed by Andrew Hall.
Cast includes: Robert Farquar.
24 May 1998.

SHIPWRECK
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Cast includes: Didier Desmedt.
25 May 1998.

DIRTY TICKETS
A double bill of
FINAL CALL by Peter Simmonds.
Cast included: Chris Davies. Stephen Evans. Jacob Krichefski. Alexandra Moses. David Reakes. Zazie Smuts. Tim Hodgson. Susan Travers.
and
THE NATIONAL THEATRE by David Edgar.
Cast included: Chris Davies. Lana Green. Vivien J Gregory. Jacob Krichefski. Zazie Smuts.
Directed by Mervyn Millar.
Designed by Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by David Hermon.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
2 – 27 June 1998.

SAVING WINNIE
The world premiere of a new play by Jack Milner.
Directed by Gavin McLaggan.
Presented by Gecko Productions.
Cast included: Justin Lee Francis. Kerstin Hayden. Greg Hobbs. Lorraine McCourt. Clea Myers.
9 – 26 June 1998.

AGREEABLY MAD
Written and Perfomed by Sebastian Michael.
14 – 15 June 1998.

AFRICA DREAM THEATRE
An evening of short plays from Zimbabwe including the world premiere of Daughter of Darkness.
Written, Directed and Performed by Bart Wolffe.
1998.

THE JUDAS WORM
The London premiere of a new play by Justin Chubb.
Directed by Dominic Knutton.
Designed by Jack Morrison.
Lighting by Hansjorg Schmidt and Rory Wilton.
Choreography by Peter Brennan.
Costume Design by Jemima Tomlinson.
Presented by the Cornish Theatre Collective.
Cast includes: Tony Casement. Marc Ellery. Darcy Green. John Hartland. Darren Hawkes. Jane Spurr.
14 July – 1 August 1998.

MY MOTHER WAS AN ALIEN – IS THAT WHY I’M GAY?
Written and Directed by Nigel Fairs.
Presented by 368 Theatre Company.
Cast: Jack Gallagher.John Ainsworth. Jayne Massey. Max Day. Caroline Burns Cooke.
4 – 22 August 1998.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Adapted by Rodney Ackland from the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Designed by Rupert Tebb.
Lighting by Hansjöng Schmidt.
Costume Design by Andri Korniotis.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: Kate Adams. Neal Bartin. Craig Campbell. Tim Chipping. Kaye Collins. Mark Collison. Michael Hytan. Sue Emmy Jennings. Patricia Jones. Kiki Kendrick. Edward Law. Jane Lucas. Libby Machin. Kirsty McFarland. Helena Tuckett.
discipline season.
1 – 19 September 1998.
Shortlisted for the Empty Space Peter Brook Award.

CELLS
An evening of seven new plays.
THE HOLD by Peter Simmonds.
Cast included: David Bradshaw. Brett James.
LOST IN SPACE by Diana Flint.
Cast included: Kate Adams. David Bradshawe. Rachel Kemp.
BABYSITTERS by Andy Gough.
Cast included: Gary Bates. David Bradshaw. Gary Cameron. Brett James.
THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD by Sophia Kingshall.
Cast included: Kate Adams. Milenka Marosh.
SNEER by Chris Lee.
Cast included: Kate Adams. Gary Bates. Gary Cameron. Rachel Kemp.
31 DAYS by Gill Foreman.
Cast included: Gary Cameron. Milenka Marosh.
THE REDEEMER by Declan Croghan.
Cast included: Brett James.
Directed by Mervyn Millar.
Designed by Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Sound Design by Zoe James.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
discipline season.
22 September-30 October 1998.

PVT WARS
by James McLure.
Directed by Angie Langfield.
Presented by Asterisk Productions.
Cast: Paul Regan. Martin Jago. Neil Auster.
29 September – 4 October 1998.

EXAMPLE: THE CASE OF CRAIG AND BENTLEY
Adapted and Directed by Tom Barrie.
Designed by Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by Robin Carter.
Sound Design by Will Scarnell.
Costume Design by Richard Cooke.
Cast included: Livy Armstrong. Martin Bendel. Alun Benjamin. Damien Blackshaw. Phil David. Janet Greaves. Jason Griffiths. Ashley Hodgson. Tim Hodgson. Patti Holloway. James Horne. Iain Howland. Jane Leonard. Seamus Newham. Victoria Sandberg. Judith Spooner.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
discipline season.
13 – 31 October 1998.

SOFTCOPS
by Caryl Churchill.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Designed by Louise Horn.
Lighting by David Hermon.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast included: Dougie Arbuckle. Damien Blackshaw. Max Bonamy. David Forest. Michael Good. Marcus Hamer. Philip Lawrence. James Mealing. Stephen Nealon. Mark Ramsay. Tim Scragg. Neil Sheppeck. Mark Stevenson.
discipline season.
3 – 21 November 1998.

GOT THE MAP?
The world premiere of a new play by Ben Goodman.
Directed by Anna Barry.
Presented by The Little London Theatre Company.
Cast includes: Alexander McConnell. Kyra Williams.
4 – 21 November 1998.

THE PERFECT WORDS
by Chris Vance.
Directed by Kitt O’Neil.
Designed by Tim Wright.
Presented by Touch Theatre Company.
Cast: Chris Vance. Melinda Hill. Penny Krinski. Kate Beswick.Natalya Mann. Dave Sim. Helene le Bohec.
25 November – 20 December 1998.

WHITE LIES (DON’T DO IT)
Written and Directed by John Handscombe.
Presented by Wild Pendulum Productions.
1 – 19 December 1998.

CONTRASTS
Sketch comedy.
Presented by Comedy Oxford.
7 December 1998.

1999

SPRINGBOARD: VERSE DRAMA
Readings of new verse plays, curated by Atar Hadari.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
4 – 9 January 1999.
including
HOD by Atar Hadari.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Later given a rehearsed reading at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
and
McLIBEL
by Mavis Howard.
Directed by Mervyn Millar.
Cast: Martin Hearn. Damien Blackshaw. David Reakes. Livy Armstrong. Rachel Kemp. Rosalind Phillips. Sean Jackson. Chris Tranchell. Martin Bendel.
5 January 1999.

COLD FEET AND WET TOES
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Performed by Sophie Ashen and Jane Colenutt.
Directed by Alison Brown.
Music by David Watts.
Designed by Gabriella Csanyi-Wills.
Presented by Kindling Productions.
12 January – 6 February 1999.

THE EARLY HOURS OF A REVILED MAN
The world stage premiere of the play by Howard Barker.
Directed by Zoe Reason.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Presented by Rhyme and Reason.
Cast: Gareth John. Gil Kolirin. Peter Hamilton. Peter Marinker. Kristin Milward. Angela McHale. Gabrielle Moleta. Andrew Sharp.
19 January – 6 February 1999. Run extended to 10 January 1999.

BEYOND THERAPY
by Christopher Durang.
Directed by Pippa Dowse.
Designed by Damon Unwin.
Lighting by Eljay Cook.
Presented by Mab’s Factory.
Cast: Gerard Gilroy. Myles Stinton. Emma Swinn. Damon Unwin. Carol Vine. Maurice Yeoman.
16 February – 6 March 1999.

SLOW TRAIN HOME
A rehearsed reading of a new play.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
22 February 1999.

SADHANA
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Richard Redman.
Designed by Jennifer Patience.
Lighting by Giuliano Bocca.
Presented by True and False Theatre Company.
Cast: Martin Bendel. Julie Bevan. Elizabeth Conboy. Mark Dight. Terry Jermyn. Pieter Lawman. Robert Norris. Victor Power. Elaine Redwood. Jamie Rockall. Jack Rosenthal. Ben Weinberger. Robert Whittenham.
9 March – 3 April 1999.

DEAD INDIANS
A rehearsed reading of a new play.
Directed by Andy Veal.
29 March 1999.

TEETH OF THE JUNGLE
by Ewan Bailey, Jonathan Chesterman and Toby Hulse.
Lighting and Sound by Claudia Townsend.
Presented by Rubbaball.
Cast: Ewan Bailey. Jonathan Chesterman.
30 – 31 March 1999 (Late Night).

ANNIVERSARY SWEET
The world premiere of a new play by Andrew Muir.
Directed by Ben De Wynter.
Designed by Holly Best.
Lighting by Charlie Walton.
Presented by Slipstream Productions.
Cast: Chloe Harbour. Luke Healy. John Kirk. Benedict Sandiford. Carola Stewart. Howard Teale.
13 April – 8 May 1999.

BIG TIME CHARLIE TOMATO
The world premiere of a new play by Jeff Williams.
Directed by Graham Gabriel.
Lighting and Sound by Richard Talbot.
Presented by One Inch Punch.
Cast: David Bradshawe. Laura Sheppard. Sean Simpson. Craig Laing.
20 April – 8 May 1999.

WELL, FAREWELL
The world premiere of a new play by Allison Cologna.
Directed by Lisa Clarke.
Designed by Naomi Wilkinson.
Presented by Brouhaha.
Cast: Allison Cologna.
Two women in a hospice bed suffering from a strange disease – best friends, worst enemies – a grotesque comedy cleverly playing around with the theatrical conventions of the death-bed scene.
Prior to an international tour including BAC, English Theatre Hamburg, the Edinburgh Festival and culminating in a sell out three week run in Berlin at FOTIO Theatre.
1 – 2 May 1999.

THEATRE CANADA SEASON
Directors of rehearsed readings – Michael Cowie and Zoe Reason.
Tamasin Rhymes – Designer Season environment.

GRACE
The UK premiere of a new play by Michael Lewis MacLennan.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Designed by Fiona Hankey.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with The Canadian High Commission.
Cast: Josephine Gradwell. William Maxwell. Alexandra Moses. James Peck. Sue Peto. Neil Sheppeck.
TheatreCanada season.
18 May – 5 June 1999.

O POSITIVE
The UK premiere reading of the play by Margaret Hollingsworth.
Directed by Michael Cowie.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
TheatreCanada season.
23 May 1999.

CONSECRATED GROUND
The UK premiere reading of the play by George Boyd.
Directed by Michael Cowie.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
TheatreCanada season.
24 May 1999.

SELKIRK AVENUE
The UK premiere reading of the play by Bruce McManus.
Directed by Michael Cowie.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
TheatreCanada season.
30 May 1999.

CRACKPOT
The UK premiere of the play by Rachel Wyatt, based on the novel by Adele Wiseman.
Directed by Gill Foreman.
Designed by Paula Yeomans.
Lighting by Andrew Sharp.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with The Canadian High Commission.
Cast: John Albasiny. Damien Blackshaw. Tim Chipping. Hannah Dickinson. David Fairweather. Sarah Gale. Iain Howland. Katerina Jugati. Kiki Kendrick.
TheatreCanada season.
8 – 26 June 1999.

INEXPRESSIBLE ISLAND
The UK premiere reading of the play by David Young.
Directed by Michael Cowie.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
TheatreCanada season.
14 June 1999.
Later Produced in the West End under the title Antarctica.

DEVIL ON TUNDRA
The UK premiere reading of the play by David Copelin.
Directed by Mervyn Millar.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
TheatreCanada season.
21 June 1999.

DIARY OF A MADMAN
by Nikolai Gogol.
Adapted by Eric Bentley.
Directed by Jemma Green.
Lighting by Richard Ward.
Presented by New Action Theatre Company.
Performed by Crispin Bonham Carter.
13 – 18 July 1999.

CLEVER AS PAINT: THE ROSSETTIS IN LOVE
by Kim Morrissey.
Directed by Rosie Hughes.
Designed and Lighting by Jack Morrison.
Costume Design by Suki Haughton.
Music by Elizabeth Parker and the Company.
Presented by the Cornish Theatre Collective.
Cast: Phil Innes. Dominic Knutton. Helen Speed.
19 – 25 July 1999.
“Hard hitting, perceptive theatre…utterly convincing.” The Stage.

ROME
by Ewan Bailey and Jonathan Chesterman.
Directed by Toby Hulse.
Lighting and Sound by Claudia Townsend.
Presented by Rubbaball.
Cast: Ewan Bailey. James Wallace.
Prior to a run at the Pleasance during the 1999 Edinburgh Festival.
29 – 31 July 1999.

THE PLEASURE POT
The world premiere of a new play by Luis Domingues.
Directed by Graham Gabriel.
Designed by Kate Guffin and Zahra Premji.
Lighting by Tara Marricdale.
Sound by Craig Byrne.
Presented by Bazza Productions.
Cast: David Cade. Neil McPherson. Lindsay Palmer. Pal Palsson. Hazel Ross.
7 – 11 September 1999.

TREATMENT
The first London revival of the play by Jonathan Moore.
Directed by Jacob Murray.
Designed by Sarah Blenkinsop.
Lighting by Mike Robertson.
Sound Design by Francis Watson.
Fight Direction by Peter Noble.
Presented by Clarissa Young for State of Unrest Theatre.
In repertoire with Wolfboy.
Cast: Merryn Owen. Steven Hudson. Jenny Ogilvie. Simon Poole.
16 September – 9 October 1999.

WOLFBOY
The UK premiere of the play by Brad Fraser.
Directed by Jacob Murray.
Designed by Sarah Blenkinsop.
Lighting by Mike Robertson.
Sound Design by Francis Watson.
Fight Direction by Peter Noble.
Presented by Clarissa Young for State of Unrest Theatre.
In repertoire with Treatment.
Cast: Merryn Owen. Steven Hudson. Jenny Ogilvie. Simon Poole. Abigail Thaw.
16 September – 9 October 1999.
Time Out Critics’ Choice.
“Wolfboy rocks the Finborough Theatre.” The Independent.

WATERLOO DAY
A rehearsed reading of a new play by Gallagher.
Directed by David Roylance.
Lighting by Chris Reason.
Presented by House of Gulliver.
Cast included: Robert Lang. Martin Posnett. Adam Barker. LaVerne Edmonds. Angela Ellis.
20 September 1999.

LITTLE SQUARES
The world premiere of a new play by Anthony Melnikoff.
Directed by Neil McPherson.
Lighting by Graham Gabriel.
Presented by Concordance.
Cast: Christina Fry. Pieter Lawman. Fiz Marcus. Jenny Ogilvie. Sevan Stephan. Amanda Symonds. Lawrence Werber.
4 October 1999.

THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Rupert Kingfisher.
Designed by Ionna Toulopi.
Lighting by Tony Williams.
Sound Design by Craig Byrne.
Presented by Bristol Travelling Theatre.
Cast Karl Hansen. Valerie Maitland. Robert Norris. James Pearse. Rebecca Shepherd. Rosie Wilkinson.
12 – 30 October 1999.

METAL CLOUDS
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Mark Bullock.
Lighting by Iain Cresswell.
Presented by Not Quite Reality.
Cast: Guy Daly.
19 – 30 October 1999.

THE LONDON NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 1999
3 – 27 November 1999.

THE DAVIDS
The world premiere of a new play by Christopher Preston.
Directed by Phil Setren.
Designed by Janet Bird.
Lighting by Jane McIntosh.
Music by Mark Schofield.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
Cast: Jolyon Bateman. David Cade. Alison Edgar. Alan Mosley. Alex Zorbas.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
3 – 27 November 1999.

ROCKET GIRL
The London premiere of a new play by Julie Balloo.
Directed by Christine Harmar-Brown.
Designed by Roy Bell.
Lighting by Crin Claxton.
Sound Design by Stephen Fantom.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
Cast: Anthony Best. Denise Lane.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
9 – 27 November 1999.

MURDER AND MADNESS
A triple bill of new plays.
SHE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL IN ROOM 192 by Rhiannon Tise.
Directed by Phil Setren.
Designed by Janet Bird.
Lighting by Jane Mackintosh.
Sound Design by Mark Schofield.
STARSKY AND HUTCH RUINED MY LIFE by Andrew G Marshall.
Directed by Christopher Preston.
Cast included: Melissa Collier.
MY SON, THE SHEIK by Clive King.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
7 – 22 November 1999, 21 – 22 November 1999.
Cast included: Louise Mansfield. Maria Clarke. Will Chitty. Leigh Cranston. Mark Collison. Neil Bennun.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
This triple bill also played at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.

CARGO
A reading of the play by Maria Tolly.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
13 November 1999 (Lunchtime).

LOVE IN IDLENESS
A reading of the play by Liz Bove.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
14 November 1999 (Lunchtime).

LAUGHING DARKLY
A triple bill of new plays.
SUSAN by Stewart Permutt.
Directed by Christine Hamar-Brown.
Cast: Marlene Sidaway.
DOOMSDAY GIRL by Moira Buffini.
Directed by Lisa Forrell.
Cast included: Harry Gostelow. Melanie Clark Pullen. Iain Shelley. Vincent Friell.
SWEET BRAMLEYS by Nick Discombe.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Cast: Heather Chasen. Michael Deacon.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
14 – 22 November 1999, 21 – 22 November 1999.
This triple bill also played at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.

MONSTER: TONIGHT YOU’RE A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR
A reading of the play by John Doona.
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
20 November 1999 (Lunchtime).

ONE FOR SORROW
A reading of the play by Ellis (sic).
Presented by The London New Play Festival.
The London New Play Festival 1999.
21 November 1999 (Lunchtime).

A QUIET NIGHT IN
The London premiere of a new play by Simon Rae.
Directed by Tom Blackmore.
Designed by Krystyna Iwaniec.
Lighting by David Holmes.
Sound Design by Michael Adams.
Presented by Laurence Taylor Productions.
Cast: Kate Beswick. Sue Casson. Roland Oliver. Tim Steed.
Transferred from the Bristol Old Vic.
30 November – 23 December 1999.

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Anthony Neilson.
Directed by Kevin Heaney.
Designed by Sue Gilhespie.
Presented by Red Light.
Cast includes: Danny Babington. Stephanie Colburn. Kevin Heaney. Alex Reid.
7 – 23 December 1999.
Time Out Critics’ Choice.

POSSESSIONS
The London premiere of two short plays by Justin Chubb.
Directed by Dominic Knutton.
Presented by the Cornish Theatre Collective.
Cast includes: Rosie Hughes. David Kershaw.
13 December 1999.

CAPA SHOWCASE
Drama School Showcase.
20 December 1999.

2000

1980-2000 Twentieth Anniversary of the Finborough Theatre

THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Adapted by Frank Galati from the novel by John Steinbeck.
Directed by Phil Willmott.
Associate Direction by Mervyn Millar.
Designed by Bob Bailey.
Lighting by Arnim Freiss.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Dramaturgy by Catriona Craig.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: James Albrecht. Peter Attard. Robert Donald. Ronald Fernee. Darren Hawkes. David Hollett. Jeffrey Kaplow. Mark Lawrence. Alan Mosley. Nathan Nolan. Nicholas Prideaux. Joe Searby.
11 January – 5 February 2000.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
The London premiere of a new play by Nicholas Edwards.
Directed by Sue Hay.
Design and Lighting by Steve Smith.
Presented by Yes and No Theatre.
Cast: Martin Davies. Stuart Evans. Denise Gilfoyle.
Transfer from Birmingham.
15 February – 4 March 2000.

CHILD OF THE FOREST
The world premiere of a new play by Anthony Meinkoff.
Directed by Neil McPherson.
Designed by Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Presented by Concordance.
Cast: Martin Bendel. Emma D’Inverno. Mark Katz. Mark Lacey. Kristin Milward. Elaine Redwood. Charlotte Rosenthal. Hazel Ross. Abby Taylor.
14 March – 1 April 2000.

SLAG
The first London revival of the play by David Hare.
Directed by Simon James Green.
Designed by Emilie O’Connor.
Lighting by Gabriel Cross.
Presented by Corpse Theatre Company.
Cast: Suki Steadman. Sarah Gobran. Lindsay Clarke.
4 – 29 April 2000.

LIP SERVICE
The world premiere of a new play by Gary Humphries and Philip Sington (writing as Patrick Lynch).
Directed by Maggie Law.
Designed by Charlie Fleet.
Lighting by Sarah Gilmartin.
Associate Producer – Fred Perry.
Presented by Echo Productions.
Cast: Ellen Collier. Kiki Kendrick.
2 – 27 May 2000.
Transferred to the Gilded Ballon Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival 2001.

AN EVENING OF POETRY
As part of The Earl’s Court Festival 1999.
14 May 2000.

WENDELL ASH WAS HERE
The world premiere of a new play by David Tringham.
Directed by Paul Higgins.
Designed by Liz Griffiths.
Lighting by Stephen Macken.
Presented by Second Sight Theatre Company.
Cast: Nick Barnes. Will Beer. Kate Brown. Joe McNamara. Peter Quiller.
30 May – 24 June 2000.
“Scorching drama.” Daily Mail.
“Uses a taut cast to create an absorbing drama.” Evening Standard.
“Director Paul Higgins adeptly creates an atmosphere of menace.” The Stage.
“Strengthens one’s faith in the future of fringe theatre.” Wandsworth Borough News.
“Will Beer is superb…a career well worth tracking.” Kensington and Chelsea News.

SESSIONS
by Patrice Chaplin.
Written and Directed by Patrice Chaplin.
Presented by Northern Bridge Productions.
Cast: Simone Ashton. Ari Blake. Ava Burton. Ben Farrow. Maxine Fone. Steve Rice. Hazel Ross.
6 – 24 June 2000.

THE POSSIBILITIES
by Howard Barker.
Directed by Ben Gove.
Designed by Emiko Kinoshita.
Lighting by Tim Soden.
Music by Peter Mirecki.
Presented by Flaming Theatre.
Cast: Archie Colquhuan. Matthew Rowland-Roberts. Edmund Wood. Meredith Bellamy. Noni Magdane. Penny McDonald. Peter Winnall. Emma Richardson.
27 June – 1 July 2000.

PAINS OF YOUTH
by Ferdinand Bruckner.
Translated by Daphne Moore.
Directed by Terry Smith.
Designed by Jennifer Patience.
Lighting by Douglas Kuhrt.
Presented by Stephen Henry and Theatre 28.
Cast: Karen Addison. Shane Allin. Stephen Billington. Tom Chadwick. Ursula Holden Gill. Katie Malo. Louiza Patikas.
4 – 29 July 2000.

PEACHES
The first London revival of the play by Nick Grosso.
Directed by Abigail Anderson.
Designed by Olivia Neubohn.
Lighting by Anders Akermo.
Sound Design by Will Scongail.
Presented by Echo Productions.
Cast: Emma Bernbach. Suki Hutcheson. Sandra Paternostra. Adrian Penketh. Fred Perry. Robert Wallace. Olivia Neubohn. Sophie Duval. James Lainy.
1 – 12 August 2000.
“One of the more pleasurable 75 minutes you can spend.” TNT Magazine.

STROKE
The London premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Jona Howl.
Cast: Brendan Douglas. Ita O’Brien. John Pickard.
Lighting and Sound Design by Steve Fisher.
Presented by Howl Productions.
in a double bill with
FATHER PANTS, MOTHER BOOTS AND A PIG
The world premiere of a new play.
Written and Directed by Jona Howl.
Cast: James Bradley. Rebecca Clow. Mike Wiltshire.
15 August – 9 September 2000.

ON LINE AND PARANOID IN THE SENTIMENTAL CITY
The world premiere of a new play by Chris Lee.
Directed by Mervyn Millar.
Designed by Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Film projection by Damian Abbott and Grace Connor.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: Kevin Heaney. Luke Jardine. Katy Kattan. William Maxwell. Ursula Mohan. Roli Okorodudu. Patrick Regis.
Offstage singers included Laura Conway. Kate Burrell. Jo Kirkland. Hazel Ross. Charlotte Thornton. Daniel Tomlinson. Michael Kerry. Ian Brandon.
The London Season.
19 September – 14 October 2000.
On Line… is a tale of urban crisis, a glimpse of the pain and love of living in London. Lee takes a grand view of our glorious, decadent, decaying capital as a whole, focused through the lives of residents of a condemned block in Kings Cross. Carla tries to escape from a boyfriend who looks bound to paste her body all over the internet. David’s learning to be a neo-fascist, but finds himself in crisis when he’s seduced by the black man who lives upstairs. Fatima is a paranoid Arab in the supposedly cosmopolitan metropolis. On Line.. is a thought-provoking, fierce, funny, explicit and sometimes brutal piece of playwriting from a writer with a clinical eye. Chris Lee’s Londoners yearn for intimacy and gentleness in their relationships, in a city that teaches its citizens to hate and fear their neighbours.
Chris Lee is one of the country’s most promising new playwrights. Writer in Association at the Abbey, Ireland’s National Theatre, for the last two years, and winner of the Stewart Parker Award 1999, Chris continues his association with the Steam Industry to bring the first in a season of plays exploring our capital city. For this production, the Steam Industry have secured a prestigious Pearson Playwrights Scheme Bursary, the first time one has been won by an unsubsidised venue in five years. Other winners this year include Tanika Gupta at the RNT and Zinnie Harris at the RSC. Chris Lee’s past work includes The Optimist’s Daughters and Sneer (Steam Industry), The Electrocution of Children and The Map Maker’s Sorrow (Abbey).
Set around a family readying themselves for forced relocation in the face of the Channel Tunnel rail link, On Line and Paranoid in the Sentimental City celebrates ‘the permanent crisis we call London’. A neo-fascist is seduced by his black neighbour, setting in motion a string of recriminations and danger for them both. Meanwhile his sister gets ready to perform to the world over the internet. As London heads towards a 21st century eclipse, its mongrel citizens clutch for meaning, logic and love. Chris Lee’s play is sharp, witty, loving and explicit.
The production is directed by Mervyn Millar and sound, lights and stage are designed by Adam Keeper, Ben Pacey and Tamasin Rhymes. These four also work together as wireframe, whose critically acclaimed installation AT HOME will be showing in Brighton’s Visions2000 festival in October. Video projection is provided by Damian Abbott of influential art collective Inventory. Maybe.
“Lee’s play may be small in size but it’s big in scope…[he] writes with an aggressive beauty…a wonderful magpie quality captures the frantic atmosphere of the city.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Brooding, edgy…must-have components for the definitive millennial production…a minimalist design worthy of the pages of wallpaper* magazine…Powerfully acted…Mervyn Millar’s production for the Steam Industry can’t be faulted.” Andrew Aldridge, Time Out.
“Fascinating…Excellently played… A must for all city-dwellers.” Joe McCallum, What’s On in London.
“Fierce…Play of the Week.” The Big Issue.

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STOREYS
The world premiere of a new play by Rachael McGill.
Directed by Zoe Reason.
Designed by Pippa Allen and Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by Pen Pacey.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with Street Furniture.
Cast: Lois Charlton. Richard Cunningham. Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Lucy Irving. Andrew Mayer. Rosalind Philips.
The London Season.
26 September – 14 October 2000.

ALFIE
by Bill Naughton.
Directed by Catriona Craig.
Designed by Becky Hurst and Tamasin Rhymes.
Lighting by Ben Pacey.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: Will Beer. Philip Bosworth. Frances Burnett. Simon Edwards. Nicky Goldie. Robert Munns. Hazel Ross. Matthew Rowland-Roberts. Julia Taudevin.
The London Season.
17 October – 11 November 2000.
“Blimey girl. You’re not as ugly as I thought…”
“Those sort of feelings about is-your-life-worthwhile don’t half knock it out of you…”
Bursting onto the West End stage in 1963, Bill Naughton’s masterpiece defined an era. Greeted as “a work of comic genius” (The Sunday Times) it also shocked middle-class London to the core. No writer since has captured the joy and horror of what men and women do to each other with more devastating humour and honesty. A serial philanderer, Alfie runs away from emotional commitment faster than you can say “mother-in-law”. He’s vain, manipulative, selfish and cowardly. But his unflinching struggle to understand himself and the people around him give him a grace and charm that hits home four decades on.
Men lie to women; women lie to men. But somehow we can’t quite leave each other alone. As twenty-first century Londoners seek to bridge the gender divide with girl power, the new laddettes, Loaded magazine and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels machismo The Steam Industry adds a powerful catalyst to the brew. We raise the iron curtain of political correctness and reawaken Alfie, the archetypal 60’s bachelor.

DOG WELL DONE
The world premiere of a new play by Stephen Keyworth.
Directed by Paul Higgins.
Designed by Tara Marricdale.
Sound Design by Adam Keeper.
Presented by The Steam Industry in association with Second Sight Theatre.
Cast: Paula Kay Bardowell. Anita Booth. Corin Mellinger. Jeremy Smith. Luke Toulson.
The London Season.
24 October – 11 November 2000.
A story of love and revenge among the hot dog vendors of St James’s Park. A play about difference and similarity, Dog Well Done shows what it is like to live in London as a foreign city, both the beauty and the different levels of casual bigotry.
Marcus works on a hot dog stand in St James’s Park. He works for Grist, who like Marcus and the other vendors is a refugee from a war in Europe, but Grist runs the park to make money and keep his countrymen in their place. Marcus is content and Grist is miserable. Marcus lives in a one room bedsit with his mother but is happy to make the best of London from whatever vantage point. Grist hates England, he hates London tourists and people who stand on the left on escalators, he even seems to hate the vendors who come from the country he pines for. One day in the park Marcus is chatted up by Ruby, a black East End girl from a racist family, but they spark and before long Ruby is inviting him over and suggesting that they run their own stand away from Grist. Ruby is bubbling with ideas and convinces Marcus, but what starts as a simple idea soon sparks a fast food war. Price battles and free gifts for children are soon replaced by blackmail, kidnap and arson. Grist’s misplaced hatred fuels a fire which forces Marcus and Ruby onto the streets, but will in the end will it be fiery Ruby who convinces Marcus to do the right thing?

VERMIN
Sketch comedy by Tobias Beer and Richard Jack.
Cast: Tobias Beer. Richard Jack. Katherine Parkinson.
26 and 29 October 2000.

THE ROARING GIRL
by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton.
Directed by Abigail Anderson.
Designed by Cleo Pettit.
Costume Design by Mia Flodquist.
Lighting by Helen Cox.
Fight Direction by Kate Waters.
Choreography by Jonathan Ferguson.
Music by Annemarie Lewis Thomas.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: Clive Bennett. Josephine Gradwell. Matthew Hendrickson. Juliet Moore. James Peck. Adrian Penketh. Peter Quiller. Alex Roberts. Andrew Sinnott. Daniel Tomlinson. Joanna Van Kampen. Robert Wallace.
Middleton and Dekker’s notorious heroine bursts back into life at the Finborough this autumn as The Roaring Girl completes the Steam Industry’s acclaimed London Season.
Based on real-life criminal celebrity, Moll Cutpurse, the “roaring” heroine of the title manoeuvres her way through a tangled web of plots romantic, financial and lecherous, triumphantly establishing herself as a unique figure in both the history of London and drama. Cross-dressing, duelling, tobacco smoking, swearing and drinking, Moll is a figurehead for all those who wish to break out of their social boundaries, female and male – a surprisingly modern voice in a vision of Jacobean London not so far removed from our city today.
This is the first major London revival since Helen Mirren played the title role for the RSC in 1983. At a time when the plays of Middleton and Dekker are enjoying increased exposure, spearheaded by two Globe productions of Middleton’s comedies in 1998 and 1999, The Roaring Girl shows Middleton and Dekker writing at the height of their comedic art.
The London Season.
14 November – 9 December 2000.

UNDERCURRENTS
The world premiere of a new play by Louise Warren.
Directed by Helena Uren.
Presented by The Steam Industry.
Cast: Michael Andrew.
The London Season.
21 November – 9 December 2000.

6:37
A rehearsed reading of a new play.
4 December 2000.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.
Directed by Jonathan Mottram.
Designed by Stuart Crohill.
Music by Jenny Gould.
Fights by Philip d’Orleans.
Presented by Poetic Justice Productions.
Cast: Ashley Gunstock. Tim Fordyce. Virginia Byron. Philip Webster. Keith Radley. Nichola Rees. Simon Nock. Victoria Riley. Victoria Morris. Keith Radley. Gideon Clear. Tom Plender.
19 – 23 December 2000.

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