Love London Love Culture attended the press launch for Stage Traffic Productions latest show Late Company, arriving at the Finborough Theatre from the 25th April.
Taking place at The Club at The Ivy yesterday lunchtime (11th April), the launch was a chance for invited guests to meet the cast taking part in the European premiere of the play, as well as an opportunity to listen a specially selected reading of a particularly intense scene.
Playing as part of the Finborough Theatre’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Jordan Tannahill’s play Late Company will play at the theatre from the 25th April for a strictly limited season.
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.
Directed by Michael Yale (This Little Life of Mine, Park Theatre), Tannahill’s play explores the issues of bullying and restorative justice, told with sensitivity and humour.
The production is set to star Todd Boyce, David Leopold, Alex Lowe, Lucy Robinson and Lisa Stevenson. Meanwhile, the creative team is set to include set and costumes by Zahra Mansouri, lighting by Nic Farman and sound by Chris Prosho.
Jordan Tannahill is a Canadian playwright and filmmaker, with his work having been presented in theatres,festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally. His previous plays include Rihannaboi95 and Concord Floral.
Stage Traffic Productions is a new UK/US theatre production company, which is based in the UK but takes its inspiration from around the world. The company’s first production was the musical This Little Life of Mine which ran at the Park Theatre last year.
Late Company will play 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