The Vertical Hour

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 26TH OCTOBER 2014

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OPENING TIMES
From Sep 23, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat & Sun 3pm (press night Sep 25, 7pm, Oct 1, 7.30pm; post-show talk with David Hare and Mark Lawson)
PRICES
Sep 23 and 24 previews £15, Sep 25-29, Oct 2-26 £19.50, concs £16, Sep 30 Pay What You Can, Oct 1 £19.50

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The Vertical HourIn David Hare's drama, The Vertical Hour, a former war reporter, Nadia Blye, knows exactly her opinion about Iraq. She meets an equally opinionated man, who happens to be her boyfriend's father, and his musings have far-reaching consequences. Nigel Douglas returns to the theatre for the first time in 10 years after working in TV on shows including This Life and Clocking Off to direct. The Vertical Hour first debuted in 2006 on Broadway, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy, when Michael Billington described the play as, "richly stimulating stuff: a reminder that one of the pleasures of sitting in a theatre lies in encountering a civilised mind". This revival at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park is the first in London since the play was staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 2008.

About Park Theatre

The £2.2 million Park Theatre is situated two minutes' walk from Finsbury Park tube station and houses a two-tier 200 seat and a 90 seat theatre, an education floor and a cafe and bar with a late license. Set up by husband and wife team Jez and Melli Bond with support from high profile actors including Ian McKellen and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, the state of the art theatre is unique in this part of London. More about Park Theatre

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Finsbury Park Tube Station
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Crouch Hill Overground Station
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    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 33% off
    53 Upper Street, N1 | 2.1 miles from The Vertical Hour
    The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
    DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 23% off
    60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 2.3 miles from The Vertical Hour
    The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
    Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £68† 25% off
    30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 2.4 miles from The Vertical Hour
    Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
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    The Silver Bullet, 5 Station Place, N4 | 3 minutes from The Vertical Hour
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    11 Clifton Terrace, N4 | Same location as The Vertical Hour
    The £2.2 million Park Theatre is situated two minutes' walk from Finsbury Park tube station and houses a two-tier 200 seat and a 90 seat theatre, ... More
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    Filthy's
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    276 Holloway Road, N7 | 16 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    When Filthy McNasty's closed its doors in Clerkenwell many bemoaned its demise but now Ireland's favourite live music venue has dropped the McNasty and opened up ... More
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    Hen & Chickens Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 27 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit†pub that shares ... More
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    West Reservoir Centre
    London > Attractions > Activities
    Stoke Newington West Reservoir, Green Lanes, N4 | 14 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    The purpose-built environmental education and watersports centre is a wonderfully tranquil place on the edge of the city. Based at a decommissioned reservoir in Stoke Newington, ... More
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    London International Gallery of Children's Art
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 28 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    This fascinating gallery displays exhibitions of children's art from every corner of the world, including artwork by local youngsters. Moving from their original home, a small ... More
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    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 30 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
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    London > Shopping > Books
    76 Stroud Green Road, N4 | 4 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Founded in 1966 as a publishing house, New Beacon Books was named after the 'The Beacon' magazine, a cultural publication from 1930s Trinidad which gives some ... More
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    Christmas Trees: The Christmas Forest, Finsbury Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Finsbury Park North-West Gate, Junction of Upper Tollington Road and Endymion Road, N4 | 13 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Offering an urban forest on eight farm-style sites around London, the Christmas Forest is London's largest independent "treetailer" ensuring that Londoners can enjoy their tree-browsing experience ... More
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    La Fromagerie
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    30 Highbury Park, N5 | 18 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Consistently recognised and awarded for being a very special place to indulge your cheese addiction, La Fromagerie is one of the best cheese shops in London ... More
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    London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
    84 Stroud Green Road, N4 | 4 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    This restaurant is run by a local Trinidadian family who also manage the smaller takeaway outlet, Hannah’s, on the same road. Their speciality is fish, from ... More
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    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
    Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, N4 | 4 minutes from The Vertical Hour
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    London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
    106 Stroud Green Road, N4 | 4 minutes from The Vertical Hour
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    London > Education > Careers Services
    27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 2 miles from The Vertical Hour
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 11 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
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    Jenius Social
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 19 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
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    Rowans Tenpin Bowl
    London > Leisure > Games
    10 Stroud Green Road, N4 | 3 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    If you fancy showing off your Ten-Pin Bowling skills, slip on those special shoes and slide on down to Rowans Bowl in the heart of Finsbury ... More
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    Grenville Gardens Community Allotment Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Grenville Gardens, Grenville Road, N19 | 11 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    The Grenville Allotment Garden, found in a part of Grenville Gardens in Islington, have enable the local community to reclaim a part of the garden contaminated ... More
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    Clissold Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Greenway Close, N4 | 18 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    A pretty, local park, Clissold is more than worth a visit if you're in the north London area. Free from the crowds that often seep into ... More
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    The Faltering Fullback
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    19 Perth Road, N4 | 4 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    The Irish-run Faltering Fullback in Finsbury Park is a gem of a pub hidden away in the back streets of Stroud Green and five minutes' walk ... More
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    The Old Dairy
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    1-3 Crouch Hill, N4 | 9 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Located in an area popular with actors and musicians – David Gray bought Dave Stewart's nearby recording studio - The Old Dairy stands on the site ... More
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    Swimmer at the Grafton Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    13 Eburne Road, N7 | 12 minutes from The Vertical Hour
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    The Boogaloo
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    312 Archway Road, N6 | 32 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    The Boogaloo has succeeded in breaking the all pervasive contemporary pub blueprint, fashioning a popular alternative with a great atmosphere - and not an inch of ... More
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    Pisco Embassy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    176 Upper Street, N1 | 33 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
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    EGG
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 34 minutes from The Vertical Hour
    Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground floor ... More
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    Business Design Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2.1 miles from The Vertical Hour
    Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
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    Union Chapel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 30 minutes from The Vertical Hour
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    Little Angel Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 36 minutes from The Vertical Hour
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    Kill Me NowKill Me NowA writer looks after his disabled and hormonal teenage son. He is conducting an affair with a former student. His son is struck by disaster, which forces the father to confront questions as to who is really looking after who. Drama written by Brad Fraser and directed by Braham Murray.2015-03-27T19:30:00+00002015-03-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Park Theatre, 11† Clifton Terrace† † † N4 3JP
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    Kill Me Now
    Dead SheepDead SheepDead SheepDead Sheep at the Park Theatre tells the story of how Margaret Thatcher was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate, Geoffrey Howe. In 1989 Thatcher sacked the Foreign Secretary, whose speaking skills were famously compared to those of a dead sheep. However, inspired by his Thatcher-hating wife, he soon overcame his limitations 2015-04-01T19:30:00+01002015-05-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Park Theatre, 11† Clifton Terrace† † † N4 3JP
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    event > Theatre > Dramas
    DATES1st April to 9th May 2015
    VENUEPark Theatre
    Dead Sheep at the Park Theatre tells the story of how Margaret Thatcher was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate, Geoffrey Howe. In 1989 Thatcher sacked the Foreign Secretary, whose speaking skills were famously compared to those of a dead sheep. However, inspired by his Thatcher-hating wife, he soon overcame his limitations ...†More about this event

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