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Finborough to stage 70 short plays in response to Florida shooting

There are plans for plans for three residential flats to be developed above the Finborough auditorium. Photo: Matthew Turner The Finborough Theatre in west London. Photo: Matthew Turner
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London fringe venue the Finborough is to stage 70 short plays in response to the Florida nightclub massacre, including works by Neil LaBute and Anders Lustgarten.

The Finborough’s winter season also includes Howard Brenton’s political drama Magnificence and the first London production in 30 years of Tony Harrison’s The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus.

The collection of short plays will take place as part of the Finborough’s annual new writing festival and have all been penned in response to the shooting which killed 49 people in Pulse nightclub on June 12.

Readings of After Orlando will also be held across the US this autumn, with the project being produced by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport.

The London staging takes place on October 31 as part of new writing festival Vibrant, which runs from October 30 to November 17.

The season also includes Magnificence, which runs from October 25 to November 19, and James Bridie’s Dr Angelus, running from November 27 to December 20.

Rodney Ackland’s After October, runs from November 22 to December 22, while other shows in the season include The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus – January 3 to 28 – and Veterans Day by US playwright Donald Freed. It runs from January 8 to 24.