Square Rounds


Fritz Haber, a German Jewish chemist, has been ordered by the Kaiser to develop a deadly poison gas to help Germany win the First World War. Despite the protestations of his wife, Haber hopes that his new invention will be an opportunity.
Square Rounds  at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 4 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's Square Rounds in its first UK production for nearly 30 years plays at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season.

Synopsis


"You were very naïve if you could ever believe

that warfare would stop with your gun

for chemist/engineer a brand new era

of invention in war's just begun."


Fritz Haber, a German Jewish chemist, has been ordered by the Kaiser to develop a deadly poison gas to help Germany win the First World War.


Despite the protestations of his wife, Haber hopes that his new invention will be an opportunity to escape his status as an outsider in German society.


Little does he know, however, that his invention will go on to be used to exterminate his own people in the Holocaust just 25 years later.


American inventor Hudson Maxim is concerned for his country and the frightening technological advances employed by America's new European enemies.


But he is also jealous of his brother Hiram - internationally famous for his invention of the machine gun - and deeply suspicious of his brother's cosy relationship with the European powers.


Based on true events and featuring an all-female cast, Square Rounds explores the devastating effects of technology, the personal demons of the inventors, and the escalating tensions between nations in the build up to war.


Presented in the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, this play about war and the devastating impact of chemical warfare and weapons of mass destruction has never been more timely.


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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 4 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 29 September 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 15 September 2018)

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Until 16 September 2018

£18

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


From 18 September 2018

£20

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


Concessions:

Until 16 September 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, 11 August 2018 when booked online only.


From 18 September 2018

£18


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Creatives


Author: Tony Harrison
Director: Jimmy Walters
Production: Proud Haddock in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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