Running at the Finborough Theatre as part of the National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary, the new season of work will run at the theatre throughout August.
This new season will feature three world premiere productions including James Fritz’s The Fall, Bola Agbaje’s Bitches and Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
The first production to run at the Finborough Theatre will be Olivier award nominated James Fritz’s play The Fall, directed by Matt Harrison. Spanning a lifetime, the play examines young people’s relationship with the elderly in a country that is undergoing a crisis of care. It will run from the 9th to the 13th August.
Meanwhile, from the 16th to the 20th August Bola Agbaje will present the world premiere of her new play Bitches, which follows two young female vloggers talking about racial, political and popular culture in an online world. The production will be directed by NYT REP 2013 Assistant Director Valentina Ceschi.
The final production in the season, running from the 23rd to the 27th August and will be the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It will look at the at the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan following Pakistani native Changez’s disenchantment with the West and his journey back to Lahore.
The National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the year. From September they will present a fourth West End REP season at the Ambassadors Theatre, giving two West End premieres including an adaptation Man Booker shortlisted novel Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman and William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in post war London with Teddy girls and Teddy boys running amok. The company have also announced plans for a one-off anniversary gala ‘Story of our Youth at 60’ in the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre on 18 September 2016. This special performance, which will celebrate 60 years of the NYT, will star over 80 members of the company alongside 40 renowned alumni.
For more information and to book tickets for any of the events part of the season visit: http://www.nyt.org.uk/.