With the Boulevard Theatre opening on the 24th October, Artistic Director Rachel Edwards has confirmed details of the theatre’s 2020 season.
The new London theatre will officially open on the 24th October with a production of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet directed by Bill Buckhurst and now details of the theatre’s 2020 season have been announced.
This newly announced season will open with a production of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, directed by Terry Johnson and running from the 16th January until the 14th March.
It will then be followed by a revival of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect which will be directed by Anthony Neilson, running at the theatre from the 19th March until the 30th May.
Talking about the news Artistic Director Rachel Edwards said: “In the 2020 season, there is a wonderful mixture of plays that are notably different from one another. The same can be said of the exceptional directors that we are welcoming through our doors for the first time; Bill Buckhurst, Terry Johnson, Anthony Neilson, Yaël Farber and Kathy Burke. It is a chance to explore, to experiment, and to understand the potential of this extraordinary new space. I am also delighted to announce that playwright Abbie Spallen will be the first Boulevard Theatre commission. With a distinct lack of female voices from Northern Ireland on the London stage, this commission feels timely, urgent and exciting. 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.”
For more information about the Boulevard Theatre’s 2020 season visit: https://boulevardtheatre.co.uk/