Announcing Five New Shows Coming This Summer

15 March 2024

• World premiere of Cold Water and dark comedy Sniff added to Make Mine A Double programme
• Award-winning comedian Ivo Graham’s new show Carousel
• A revival of August Strindberg’s iconic drama Miss Julie from long time collaborators Lidless Theatre
• Hit 2023 Edinburgh Fringe kids show Mr Sleepybum from character comedian Jody Kamali for the whole family

We are delighted to announce five new shows for our Summer 2024 season, with additions including two new Make Mine A Double performances exploring themes of identity, desire and lifestyle in small places, a kids comedy show about dreaming for the whole family and a revival of one of August Strindberg’s most famous dramas, Miss Julie. The award-winning comedian Ivo Graham makes his Park Theatre debut, bringing his new show that aims to move or confuse its audience.

The Make Mine a Double programme presents double bills of shows that aims to give theatre makers a lower-cost and lower-risk way of producing new work in the Finsbury Park venue, as well as offering multi-buy tickets to encourage local audiences to see compelling new work. Following The Light House and Sun Bear in April, two new shows have been added for May: Cold Water (14 May – 1 Jun, Park90) is a play about wanting things so much you can’t do anything about them. After university, Emma moves back with her parents in Hertfordshire, and gets a job at her old school, assisting in the Drama department. Before long, she’s spending every day in the studio with Matt, her boss, and Emma feels her life starting to change. In Sniff (14 – 24 May, Park90) two strangers meet in a pub toilet in a small town that no one cares about. Liam, struggling with addiction and money troubles, and Alex, cloaked in a Hugo Boss suit and the pride of a job in Canary Wharf. However, as the door locks, and time clocks, a dark connection begins to unearth itself.

In Park200, following a sell-out run and critical acclaim at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, Mr Sleepybum (28 May – 2 Jun) is a high-energy interactive kids show that the whole family will enjoy. Filled with fun and physical comedy, the character explores the most stupid dreams we have at night in a circus of silly sketches, re-enacting dream sequences from swimming with Sharks, to solving the mystery of a stolen chocolate cake, to dodging balls in the guide of the Cowboy Ball-Dodger.

Award winning comedian Ivo Graham steps away from the frivolity of his stand-up with his new show Carousel (4 – 7 June), a searingly direct, exquisitely soundtracked exploration of the places in his life that he aches to revisit again. Inspired by a quote from Mad Men, the show steps away from the frivolity of his stand-up and invites the audience to delve into the story of his life.

Next, long time collaborators Lidless Theatre return to Park90, this time with a revival of August Strindberg’s masterpiece Miss Julie (7 June – 6 Jul). Grippingly funny and beguilingly dangerous, the drama examines sex, power, gender and control in Sweden on Midsummer’s Eve, 1888. It’s hot, the sun isn’t going to set, and the flowers are in full bloom. While The Count is away, the servants dance through the night. Amidst the festivities is Miss Julie… wilder than the rest. The run follows two sell-out runs of Philip Ridley’s Leaves of Glass at Park Theatre.

Priority booking is now open to Park Keepers. To take advantage of priority booking and secure the best seats, become a Park Keeper today. 

Public booking opens Mon 18 Mar, 10am.