Variation on a Theme  

 
 

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Tue to Sat 7.30pm, Sun matinees 3pm, Sat matinees (from second week of the run) 3pm
 
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Week 1 and 2: £16 (Adults), £14 (Concs); Week 3 and 4: £18 (Adults), £16 (Concs)
 
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A forgotten classic by "one of the supreme dramatists of the 20th century" (Michael Billington, The Guardian), Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme is revived at the Finborough Theatre for the first time in over fifty years. Intended to "blow up the establishment", the play is centred on the tempestuous love affair between the beautiful socialite Rose and Ron, a young bisexual ballet dancer keen to rise up the social ladder.

 

About Finborough Theatre

The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. Founded in 1980, the Finborough has just 50 seats creating an intimate space for its productions which focus on developing new writing, rediscovering neglected works and presenting the best of the old and new in an eclectic programme. More about Finborough Theatre


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West Brompton Tube Station
 
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Earls Court Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
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Imperial Wharf Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Stamford Bridge, SW6 | 7 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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15 Penywern Road, SW5 | 7 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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Variation on a Theme, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | Same location as Variation on a Theme
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Variation on a Theme, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | Same location as Variation on a Theme
Australian Steve Rogers' work about the lives of two sisters who run a takeaway place in Australia. Directed by Cressida Brown....More
 
 
 
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Variation on a Theme, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | 4 minutes from Variation on a Theme
Contemporary rock from the Hertford-based quartet. With support from The Dandies....More
 
 
 
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233-235 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 6 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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65 Ifield Road, Earls Court, Fulham, London SW10 | 2 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 19 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Variation on a Theme
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Finborough Theatre events

 
Mr GillieMr GillieAn inspirational village schoolteacher is judged in a celestial court in this comedy by James Bridie. Directed by Jenny Eastop.2017-06-27T14:00:00+01002017-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
Now On
Mr Gillie
FoodFoodAustralian Steve Rogers' work about the lives of two sisters who run a takeaway place in Australia. Directed by Cressida Brown.2017-06-27T19:30:00+01002017-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
Now On
Food
Just To Get MarriedJust To Get MarriedMelissa Dunne directs the first London production in over a hundred years, of suffragette Cicely Hamilton's radical dissection of gender equality and social obligation.2017-07-25T19:30:00+01002017-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
Category: event
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Just To Get Married
ContinuityContinuityShane Dempsey directs the world premiere of Gerry Moynihan's forensic examination of the soul of an Irish freedom fighter, who begins to question all he fights for after he falls in love.2017-07-30T19:30:00+01002017-08-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Finborough Theatre, 118  Finborough Road      SW10 9ED
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