Masterpieces


The story of Rowena, and her journey from seeing a pornographic magazine for the first time, to a thwarted attempt to help an unhappy prostitute, from uncomfortable laughter, to radical and disgusted protest at female subjugation.
Masterpieces at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 May 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Masterpieces was originally produced in 1983 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre where it won Sarah Daniels the London Theatre Critics Award for Most Promising Playwright.


Extracts from the play were also performed at the National Theatre in a one-off platform performance in 1999 as one of their '100 Most Significant Plays of the 20th Century'.


Synopsis


"You are not at liberty to avenge the pornography industry in this country.


We have the censorship laws for that."


Masterpieces opens on three couples - Rowena and Trevor, their friends Hilary and Ron, and Rowena's mother Jennifer and stepfather Clive - having dinner in a restaurant.


They exchange sexist jokes to a variety of responses: some laugh uproariously, some uncomfortably, and one is deeply unhappy.


Masterpieces is the story of Rowena, and her journey from seeing a pornographic magazine for the first time, to a thwarted attempt to help an unhappy prostitute, from uncomfortable laughter, to radical and disgusted protest at female subjugation.


A passionate indictment of pornography, the objectification of women and those who condone violence against them.


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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 24 April 2018

Closes:Saturday 19 May 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 (from 5 May 2018)

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Until 6 May 2018

£18

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


From 8 May 2018

£20

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


Concessions:

Until 6 May 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, 28 April 2018 when booked online only.


From 8 May 2018

£18


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Creatives


Author: Sarah Daniel
Director: Melissa Dunne
Production: Papercut Theatre and Joe Prentice in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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