Variation on a Theme

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND MARCH 2014

ADDRESS
Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 9ED 
 
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Dates:
25th February 2014 until 22nd March 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 7.30pm, Sun matinees 3pm, Sat matinees (from second week of the run) 3pm
 
PRICES
Week 1 and 2: £16 (Adults), £14 (Concs); Week 3 and 4: £18 (Adults), £16 (Concs)
 
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A forgotten classic by "one of the supreme dramatists of the 20th century" (Michael Billington, The Guardian), Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme is revived at the Finborough Theatre for the first time in over fifty years. Intended to "blow up the establishment", the play is centred on the tempestuous love affair between the beautiful socialite Rose and Ron, a young bisexual ballet dancer keen to rise up the social ladder.

 

About Finborough Theatre

The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. Founded in 1980, the Finborough has just 50 seats creating an intimate space for its productions which focus on developing new writing, rediscovering neglected works and presenting the best of the old and new in an eclectic programme. More about Finborough Theatre

LondonTown.com - Variation on a Theme Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
West Brompton Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Earls Court Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Finborough Theatre events

 
The Grand TourThe Grand TourA Polish Jewish intellectual stays one step ahead of the Nazis for many-a-year. An anti-Semitic Polish colonel desperately wants to get to England. He has no car, the intellectual does. They meet in Paris and agree to take the journey together. Jerry Herman's musical, based on Franz Werfel's play, Jacobowsky and The Colonel, is directed by Thom Sou1st January 2015Saturday 21st February 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
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The Grand Tour
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  1st January to 21st February 2015
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
A Polish Jewish intellectual stays one step ahead of the Nazis for many-a-year. An anti-Semitic Polish colonel desperately wants to get to England. He has no car, the intellectual does. They meet in Paris and agree to take the journey together. Jerry Herman's musical, based on Franz Werfel's play, Jacobowsky and The Colonel, is directed by Thom Sou
Pig GirlPig GirlThe European premiere of a drama inspired by real events and written by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy.11th January 2015Monday 16th February 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
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Pig Girl
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  11th January to 16th February 2015 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
The European premiere of a drama inspired by real events and written by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy.
 

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