As part of the Finborough Theatre’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill will debut his play Late Company at the theatre from the 25th April. 

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One year after the suicide of their teenage son, Debora and Michael sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents.

Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as good intentions are gradually stripped away to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy – at a dinner party where grief is the loudest guest.

Presented by Stage Traffic Productions  and directed by Michael Yale, Late Company examines restorative justice, cyber bullying, and the ever-changing complexities of parenthood in the 21st century.

The full cast for the production includes: Todd Boyce (Michael), David Leopold (Curtis), Alex Lowe (Bill), Lucy Robinson (Debora) and Lisa Stevenson (Tamara).

Meanwhile, the creative team includes set and costumes by Zahra Mansouri, lighting by Nic Farman and sound by Chris Prosho.

Jordan Tannahill’s plays have won a number of awards including the 2014 Governor Generals Award for Drama for his book Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, the 2014 John Hirsch Prize for directing, and Dora Awards for ‘Outstanding New Play’ for rihannaboi95 in 2013 and Concord Floral in 2015. He is currently working on a number of projects with the National Theatre (UK), the National Film Board of Canada, and the Stratford Festival.

Stage Traffic Productions is a new UK/US theatre production company. The company is based in London, but takes inspiration from around the globe, it is committed to creating productions with a strong emphasis on contemporary storytelling that truly resonate with modern audiences. Their inaugural production was the musical This Little Life of Mine, which ran at the Park Theatre in 2016.

Late Company will run at the Finborough Theatre from the 25th April until the 20th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2017/late-company.php

 

 

 

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