The Niceties


The Niceties is a complex and compelling depiction of racial and generational divides which speaks directly to our polarised, post-truth era, as it asks who gets to tell the story of America, and how.
Finborough Theatre from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 26 October 2019
Running time:2hrs (approx)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway play.


Originally premiered at the Huntington Theatre, Boston, before transferring to Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, The Niceties marks the European debut of a stunning new American playwright, Eleanor Burgess.


Synopsis


"There is one appropriate way of responding to a woman of color who says, I have an idea to assert, and that is to shut up and listen".


At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution.


They're both liberal.


They're both women.


They're both brilliant.


But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they're in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen - and facing stunning implications that can't be undone.


The Niceties is a complex and compelling depiction of racial and generational divides which speaks directly to our polarised, post-truth era, as it asks who gets to tell the story of America, and how.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 1 October 2019

Press night:Thursday 3 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 26 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
(1 and 2 October) £14 all seats

Standard:

Prices until 13 October 2019:

£18

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


Prices from 15-20 October 2019

Tickets £20

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


Prices from 22-26 October 2019

Tickets £25

except Tuesday Evenings £20 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £25 all seats. 


Concessions:

Prices until 13 October 2019:

£16 concessions

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


£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, 5 October 2019 when booked online only.


Prices from 15-20 October 2019:

£18 concessions

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


Prices from 22-26 October 2019

Tickets £20 concessions

except Tuesday Evenings £20 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £25 all seats. 


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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Eleanor Burgess
Director: Matthew Iliffe
Production: Presented by 23 Productions Ltd. in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.

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