This year’s PapaTango Playwriting Festival, in association with the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in Earl’s Court, is to host the world premieres of four plays – Foxfinder by Dawn King; Through The Night by Matt Morrison; Rigor Mortis by Carol Vine; and Crush by Rob Young. Foxfinder was the winning play in the 2011 PapaTango Playwriting Competition and will be performed as a four week, limited run during the festival; the three other plays were runners up in the competition, and will each be performed as a one week run.
As a special event on Monday 5th December, playwright Richard Bean will also be giving a talk on his career, new writing and how he views the dynamic between actor, director and writer in developing new work. His highly-acclaimed latest play, One Man, Two Guvnors, is currently on at the Adelphi Theatre in London (until 25th February 2012) and he was awarded the 2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play for two of his plays – The Heretic and One Man, Two Guvnors.
The PapaTango Theatre Company was founded by Matt Roberts, George Turvey and Sam Donovan in 2007, with the aim of finding the best and brightest new playwriting talent in the UK and bringing it to the stage. The company has produced eight pieces of new writing in venues such as the Tristan Bates Theatrein Covent Garden, Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre and the Pleasance London. Their playwriting competition was launched in 2009 and this year received over 600 entries. Further information on the PapaTango Theatre Company can be found on their website at www.papatango.co.uk.
More about each play, performance times, ticket info can be found on
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2011/production-papatango.php, where you can also book tickets for all of the plays.
The PapaTango Playwriting Festival 2011
Tuesday 29th November – Friday 23rd December 2011
118 Finborough Road