Finishing the Picture

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A devastating indictment of how a male-dominated movie industry inadvertently destroyed a vulnerable young woman, even as they transformed her into a screen goddess, and how they were unable to deal with the wreckage they caused.
Finishing the Picture at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Started: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Following his critically acclaimed, up-close reinvention of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy and sell-out revival of The American Clock, multi-award-winning director Phil Willmott brings the intense focus of the intimate Finborough Theatre to bear on Miller's final work, Finishing The Picture.


This UK premiere is only the play's second production anywhere in the world, following its original large-scale premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2004, shortly before the playwright's death.


Arthur Miller's very final play is a devastating indictment of how a male-dominated movie industry inadvertently destroyed a vulnerable young woman, even as they transformed her into a screen goddess, and how they were unable to deal with the wreckage they caused.


This production has been made possible by the generous and express permission of Arthur Miller's daughter.


Synopsis


"She is frightened and resentful and angry - and we've got about half an hour to cure all three"


As the women of today's Hollywood campaign for dignity and equality, Finishing the Picture is a razor sharp psychological study of an abused, misunderstood female star and the havoc her unpredictability brings to a film set in 1961.


Inspired by the filming of The Misfits, the screenplay Miller wrote for his then wife, Marilyn Monroe, and focused on the bemused and exasperated director, screen writer, producer, acting coaches and crew that closely mirror the real life production team of The Misfits.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 12 June 2018

Press night:Thursday 14 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Until 24 June 2018

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


From 26 June 2018

£20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats.


Concessions:

Until 24 June 2018

£16


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 16 June 2018 when booked online only.


From 26 June 2018

£18


Cast


Patrick Bailey - Terry Case

Stephen Billington - Derek Clemson

Jeremy Drakes - Paul

Nicky Goldie - Flora Fassinger

Rachel Handshaw - Edna Meyers

Oliver Le Sueur - Philip Oschner

Tony Wredden - Jerome Fassinger


Creatives


Author: Arthur Miller
Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Isabella Van Braeckel
Costume designer: Penn O'Gara
Lighting: Rachel Sampley
Sound: Nicola Chang
Production: Presented by Nastazja Somers for The Phil Willmott Company in association with the Finborough Theatre.

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