Type: Event / Play
Location: Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London, England, SW10 9ED.
Date: 22 August 2017 - 09 September 2017
“It’s ‘ardly worth while to do these winders. You clean’em, and they’re dirty again in no time.
It’s like life. And people talk o’ progress. What a sooperstition!”
Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm).
1922. In the aftermath of the First World War, Britain is left questioning the relevance of the ideals and values for which it fought, but which society seems to have forgotten.
When writer Geoffrey March proposes to his family that they employ a young woman with a questionable past as their new maid, his high-minded ideals are suddenly challenged by those around him. Finding support for his beliefs in the girl’s father, a philosophical window cleaner, he follows the path which he believes to be decent and moral. But when his son begins to fall in love with her, the family discover that ideals can have serious consequences…
Described by John Galsworthy as “a comedy for idealists and others”, Windows is a fascinating exploration of class and of a generation struggling to catch up with their lives in a world that has been altered forever by war.
Suitable for Everyone
Admission Tuesday, 22 August – Saturday, 9 September 2017
Tuesday to Sunday evenings at 7.30pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.00pm.
Prices until 27 August 2017 – Tickets £16, £14 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £14 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £16 all seats. Previews (22 and 23 August) £12 all seats.
£10 tickets for Under 30’s for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.
£12 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 26 August 2017 when booked online only.
Prices from 29 August 2017– Tickets £18, £16 concessions, except Tuesday evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.
Registration Registration required