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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The Troubadour, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | 4 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 6 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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65 Ifield Road, Earls Court, , Fulham, London SW10 | 2 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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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 Sou29th January 2015Saturday 21st February 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
Now On
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.1st February 2015Monday 16th February 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
On Soon
Pig Girl
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th and 15th & 16th Feb 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.
Harajuku GirlsHarajuku GirlsJude Christian, the 2013 winner of the National Theatre Studio Bursary for Emerging Directors, directs the world premiere of this provocative new play by award-winning playwright Francis Turnly which takes us deep into the neon-lit streets and forbidden passageways of Tokyo.24th February 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
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Harajuku Girls
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  24th February to 21st March 2015
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
Jude Christian, the 2013 winner of the National Theatre Studio Bursary for Emerging Directors, directs the world premiere of this provocative new play by award-winning playwright Francis Turnly which takes us deep into the neon-lit streets and forbidden passageways of Tokyo.
Chicken DustChicken DustTim arrives for his first shift on the chicken farm. His fellow workers are much older and more experienced. Everyone just wants to catch the chickens and earn the best money. The chickens are dying, though, and as disease spreads, the poultry inspector, Oscar, arrives. The farmers have to fight to hold onto their livelihoods. Ben Weatherill's dram1st March 2015Tuesday 17th March 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
 
Chicken Dust
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st to 17th March 2015
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
Tim arrives for his first shift on the chicken farm. His fellow workers are much older and more experienced. Everyone just wants to catch the chickens and earn the best money. The chickens are dying, though, and as disease spreads, the poultry inspector, Oscar, arrives. The farmers have to fight to hold onto their livelihoods. Ben Weatherill's dram
Our American CousinOur American CousinThe play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865, exactly 150 years ago. This is the first London production in more than a century.29th March 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
 
Our American Cousin
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  29th March to 14th April 2015
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
The play that President Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on 14 April 1865, exactly 150 years ago. This is the first London production in more than a century.
I Wish To Die SingingI Wish To Die SingingThe world premiere of a documentary drama commemorating the centenary of the Armenian genocide.21st April 2015Saturday 16th May 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
 
I Wish To Die Singing
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  21st April to 16th May 2015
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
The world premiere of a documentary drama commemorating the centenary of the Armenian genocide.
General ElectionGeneral ElectionThe world premiere of a play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning playwright Chris Dunkley and award-winning actor/director Chris New.26th April 2015Tuesday 12th May 2015 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
 
General Election
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  26th April to 12th May 2015
VENUE  Finborough Theatre 
The world premiere of a play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning playwright Chris Dunkley and award-winning actor/director Chris New.
 

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