Park Theatre announces autumn 2017 season

Park Theatre. Photo: Charlie Ward
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Kathy Burke is to direct a new comedy by Sam Bain at London’s Park Theatre, as part of its autumn 2017 season.

The programme also includes a revival of Daisy Pulls It Off, directed by Paulette Randall, and a production of Hamlet starring Gyles Brandreth.

Burke directs the world premiere of Bain’s The Retreat, in the Park’s larger space, running from November 2 to December 2.

Press night will take place on November 7, and it is produced by Debbie Hicks and Jesse Romain, in association with the Park.

The Park 200 season opens with the previously announced one-man show by Ian McKellen, followed by Kevin Elyot’s Twilight Song, which runs from July 12 to August 12.

The playwright’s final work, Twlight Song will be directed by Anthony Banks and produced by Cahoots Theatre and David Sloan in association with the Park.

Joe Orton’s Loot will also run as part of the season, produced by the team behind The Boys in the Band, which ran at the Park last year. It is produced by Tom O’Connell and James Seabright in association with the King’s Head and the Park.

Loot runs from August 16 to September 24.

The season also includes Chris Hannan’s What Shadows, which recently ran at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Directed by the venue’s artistic director Roxana Silbert, it runs at the Park, starring Ian McDiarmid, from September 27 to October 28.

Denise Deegan’s Daisy Pulls It Off also runs in Park 200, from December 5 to January 13, 2018.

Directed by Randall, it is produced by Go People in association with the Park.

In Park 90, a 90-minute version of Hamlet will be performed by Brandreth, his son Benet Brandreth and daughter in-law Kosha Engler.

Produced by Approximately Right Productions in association with the Park, and runs from August 22 to September 16, directed by Simon Evans.

The programme also includes Neil Anthony Docking’s The Revlon Girl, Joe Hampson’s Rabbits, and The View from Nowhere by Chuck Anderson.

The season at a glance

The View from Nowhere, by Chuck Anderson
Directed by Dan Phillips
June 17 to July 22, with press night on June 30

Sir Ian McKellen With Shakespeare, Tolkein, Others and You
Directed by Jez Bond
Starring Ian McKellen
July 3 to 9

Twilight Song, by Kevin Elyot
Directed by Anthony Banks
July 12 to August 12, with press night on July 17

Rabbits, by Joe Hampson
Directed by Sadie Spencer
July 26 to August 19, with press night on July 28

Loot, by Joe Orton
Directed by Michael Fentiman
August 16 to September 24, with press night on August 23

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Evans
Starring Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth, Kosha Engler
August 22 to September 16, with press night on August 30

The Revlon Girl, by Neil Anthony Docking
Directed by Maxine Evans
September 19 to October 14, with press night on September 20

What Shadows, by Chris Hannan
Directed by Roxana Silbert
Starring Ian McDiarmid
September 27 to October 28, with press night on October 3

Fishskin Trousers, by Elizabeth Kuti
Directed by Robert Price
Starring Brett Brown, Jessica Carroll, Eva Traynor
October 17 to November 11, with press night on October 19

The Retreat, by Sam Bain
Directed by Kathy Burke
November 2 to December 2, with press night on November 7

The Secondary Victim, by Matthew Campling
Directed by Matthew Gould
November 14 to December 9, with press night on November 15

Daisy Pulls It Off, by Denise Deegan
Directed by Paulette Randall
December 5 to January 13, with press night on December 8

White Fang, written and directed by Jethro Compton
December 13 to January 13, with press night on December 14