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Park Theatre to stage musical about Rothschilds

Park Theatre. Photo: Charlie Ward
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A musical about the Rothschild banking dynasty, and the European premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall are among the productions announced for the Park Theatre’s 2018 season.

The north London venue will play host to the UK premiere of Rothschild and Sons, which runs in the Park’s larger space from February.

Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, the musical charts the rise of the Rothschild family as It becomes one of the world’s most famous banking dynasties.

It is directed by Jeffrey B Moss.

Elsewhere, Simon Dormandy has adapted EM Forster’s A Passage to India, in a production with original music by Kuljit Bhamra and directed by Dormandy and Sebastian Armesto.

David Haig will star in the self-penned Pressure, while American playwright Schenkkan brings his political thriller Building the Wall to the UK for the first time, to be directed by Park artistic director Jez Bond.

A new comedy by Torben Betts, Monogamy, closes the main stage season.

On the Park’s smaller stage, Park 90, are productions including There or Here, by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Vik Sivalingam, A Princess Undone, written and directed by Richard Stirling, and Selina Ellinger’s Faceless.

The season at a glance:

Rothschild and Sons by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Sherman Yellen
Directed by Jeffrey B Moss
January 24 to February 17, press night on January 29
Produced by Arnold Mittelman in association with Park Theatre

A Passage to India by Simon Dormandy
Directed by Sebastian Armando and Simon Dormandy
February 20 to March 24, press night on February 22
Produced by Simple8 and Royal and Derngate with the Park Theatre

Pressure by David Haig
Directed by John Dove
March 28 to April 28, press night on April 3
Jonathan Church Productions and Oliver Mackwood, with Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Park Theatre

Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Jez Bond
May 2 to June 2, press night on May 4
Produced by Park Theatre

Monogamy by Torben Betts
Directed by Alastair Whatley
June 6 to July 7, press night on June 11
Produced by Original Theatre Company with Park Theatre

There or Here by Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Vik Sivalingam
January 23 to February 17, press night on January 25
Produced by Special Relationship Productions, with Anita Creed Productions and Park Theatre

A Princess Undone by Richard Stirling
Directed by Richard Stirling
February 20 to March 17, press night on February 26
Produced by Entico Ltd with Park Theatre

Vincent River by Philip Ridley
Directed by Robert Chevara
March 20 to April 24, press night on Mach 23
Produced by Celia Dugua with Park Theatre

Faceless by Selina Fillinger
Directed by Prav MJ
April 17 to May 12, press night on April 19
Produced by PMJ Productions with Park Theatre

Schism by Athena Stevens
Directed by Lily McLeish
May 16 to June 9, press night on May 17
Produced by Aegis Productions with Park Theatre

Beirut by Alan Browne
Directed by Robin Lefevre
June 12 to July 7, press night on June 18
Produced by Elphin Productions with Park Theatre

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