The Print Room at the Coronet has confirmed details of its most ambitious season to date for 2017, which includes several world premieres.
Artistic Director Anda Winters announced the new season for the venue, based in Notting Hill’s Victorian play and opera house, saying: “It’s hugely inspiring to be working with such a rich mixture of artists, emerging and established. Many of them — Kathryn Hunter, Howard Barker, Russell Maliphant, Glyn Maxwell and Jocelyn Pook — I have admired for years. Importantly, we are delighted to be introducing some of our more recent discoveries, Erratica and Riotous Company. This newer generation of theatre makers reassures us of the continuing vitality and diversity of theatre.”
The new season will open with the world premiere of In the Depths of Dead Love (16th January- 11th February) – a new comedy by Howard Barker. It tells the story of an exiled poet who makes a living by renting a bottomless well out to suicidal locals.
This will then be followed by Maliphantworks from the 27th February-11th March, which will see the Russell Maliphant Company performing the choreographer’s most intimate works, featuring past and present collaborators.
Out of Blixen will then take centre stage from the 3rd to the 22nd April. It is the latest stage production by Riotous Company and is receiving its world premiere at the Print Room. Directed by Kathryn Hunter, the production is inspired by the life and writings of Karen Blixen, best known as the heroine of Out of Africa.
Following on from the story of Karen Blixen’s life, Print Room at the Coronet will present a new telling of Blixen’s much-loved short story Babette’s Feast (8 May – 3 June). It is the world premiere of Glyn Maxwell’s commissioned stage adaptation, directed by Bill Buckhurst. It tells the story of Babette Hersant, a refugee from revolutionary Paris who throws a heavenly banquet to express her gratitude to the remote Norwegian village that gave her solace.
Innovative theatre company Erratica will then take to the stage with their production of Remnants from the 12th June-1st July. The show is an lectro-folk opera based on a memoir by Courtney Angela Brkic telling the story of one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of war crimes at Srebrenica, and her family’s connections to the Holocaust in Bosnia 50 years before.
Finally, it was announced that Hearing Voices (12-15 July) by composer Jocelyn Pook, directed by Emma Bernard, combines the testimony of Pook’s great aunt, who spent much of her life in an asylum, with that of four other women diagnosed with mental illness will complete the season.
For more information on the 2017 and to book tickets for any of the upcoming productions visit: http://www.the-print-room.org/.