Yaël Farber, Anthony Neilson, Kathy Burke and Terry Johnson will direct work at the Boulevard Theatre next year as part of its inaugural season.
The London theatre opens its doors later this month with the previously announced production of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, directed by Bill Buckhurst.
Now, artistic director Rachel Edwards has announced four further productions for 2020, and the theatre’s first commission for playwright Abbie Spallen.
Lucy Prebble’s The Effect will receive its first London revival since its premiere in 2015, directed by Neilson, while Farber will direct Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard.
Burke will take the reins on a production of Billy Roche’s The Cavalcaders, and Johnson will direct Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited.
This will be the first production in 2020 for the new theatre, opening on January 16.
Before then, Ghost Quartet runs from October 24 to January 4 alongside a programme of late-night and Sunday shows.
These include a female-led improv night, The Yes Queens, curated by Julia Clare and featuring performers such as Pippa Evans and Luisa Omielan. Poetry, music and discussion nights will also feature, with confirmed artists including Nadim Naaman, Fra Fee, Sabrina Alouche and Inua Ellams.
Edwards said: “It’s an honour to be at the helm of one of the many theatres opening in London at the moment. It is heartening to know that more and more people are seeking out reasons to come together to listen to stories and to share experiences. At its heart, theatre creates community, conversation, understanding and ultimately empathy.
“I hope that the Boulevard can play its small part in creating an environment where all those things are possible.”
The Boulevard, in Soho, is situated on the location of the original Boulevard Theatre – sister venue to Raymond Revuebar – which later became the home for Peter Richardson’s Comic Strip.
The new, flexible auditorium can be configured into seven different layouts and has stall and balcony levels that rotate.
The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
Directed by Terry Johnson
January 16 to March 14, press night on January 21
The Effect by Lucy Prebble
Directed by Anthony Neilson
March 19 to May 30, press night on March 25
Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard
Directed by Yaël Farber
June 4 to July 25, press night on June 12
The Cavalcaders by Billy Roche
Directed by Kathy Burke
September 16 to November 21, press night on September 24