The world premiere of the full-length version of a new play by acclaimed young playwright, Kieran Lynn, An Incident At The Border opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday and Tuesday matinee performances, beginning tonight, Sunday, 22 July, 2012.
When a country's new border is drawn, a couple are divided by the line. Under the rigorous eyes of a brand new border guard, they are trapped in an increasingly absurd nightmare, stuck in between two aggressive nations on the verge of war. A comic new play exploring the imaginary lines that divide us and the severe penalties for breaking them...
A shorter version of An Incident at the Border was first seen at Òran Mór in Glasgow as part of David MacLennan's acclaimed A Play, A Pie and A Pint series of lunchtime theatre. It was recently recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Playwright Kieran Lynn was born in Liverpool, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and works as a director and playwright. He has been a member of the Royal Court Young Writers programme, the Playwrights Studio Scotland mentoring programme, the BBC Sparks Residential Course and the Old Vic 24 Hour Plays. He recently completed a year long attachment at Hampstead Theatre. Kieran’s plays include The Recurring Rise and Fall (Hampstead Theatre), An Advert for the Army (Òran Mór, Glasgow), A Volunteer from the Audience (Everyman Theatre, Liverpool) and Pushing Up Poppies (Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh, and Theatre503 London). Forthcoming productions include The Last Dictator (Òran Mór, Glasgow), The Bicycle Thieves, a new play based on the Italian film of the same name (Create Festival, London, in the Olympic Park) and his latest play Bunnies, produced by the Bike Shed Theatre, winner of a Peter Brook Empty Space Award, which will transfer to London later this year.
Director Bruce Guthrie trained at the Guildford School of Acting (BA Hons in Acting) and on The National Theatre Directors Course. Directing includes Staff Director at The National Theatre on Mother Courage and Her Children, The Observer and Burnt by the Sun. Twelfth Night (Fort Canning Park, Singapore), Hitchcock Blonde (Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff), Karen’s Wishes (Mayfair Theatre), Gloucestershire (Arcola Theatre), Stories by Heart (National Theatre), The Actresses Franchise League (Novello Theatre and Prince of Wales Theatre),The Long and the Short and the Tall (Pleasance London), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (The Venue, Leicester Square, and Gateway Studio Theatre, Edinburgh). Associate Direction includes The Bridge Project's Richard III (Old Vic, BAM and International Tour), All My Sons (Apollo Theatre) andYou Can’t Take It With You (Southwark Playhouse). Assistant Direction includes The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Theatre Royal Haymarket and Cambridge Arts Theatre) and The Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). Resident Direction includes Shadowlands (Novello Theatre). Bruce was Artistic Director of Creative First Theatre from 2004 to 2007, an Assistant Producer for Andrew Welch Ltd in 2008, and is currently Associate Artistic Director of PapaTango Theatre Company.
Finborough Theatre is located at The Finborough, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED.
Performances are Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, tonight, 22 July and 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 July, 5, 6 and 7 August 2012. Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm.
Tickets are £14, £10 concessions from 0844 847 1652 or www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.