The Jamie Lloyd Company presents a complete season of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays to celebrate the legacy of the Nobel Prize-winning British writer on the 10th anniversary of his death. This unique theatrical event will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019, and promises an unforgettable celebration of the“most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation” (The Guardian).
Pinter at the Pinter
I have had the pleasure of being cast as Mavis in Pinter Four: Moonlight/Night School. I will be acting and drumming live on stage at the Harold Pinter theatre in London from 1 Nov – 8 Dec 2018.
“An East End criminal returns home from prison to find his room has been occupied by a mysterious woman with a secret. Set in the sweaty nightclubs and claustrophobic boarding houses of 1960s London, this is a rare opportunity to see the brilliantly witty and vivid Night School, directed by the inventive young director, Ed Stambollouian.”
Cast of Night School: Jessica Barden – Sally, Robert Glenister – Solto, Peter Polycarpou – Tully, Janie Dee – Milly, Brid Brennan – Annie, Al Weaver – Walter, Dwane Walcott – Charlie, Isis Hainsworth – Barbara, Abbie Finn – Mavis.
Russell Corbett – Bebop Spoken Here – “Award-winning drummer Abbie has been cast in the playwright’s early ’60s work.”
Kath Hartley – Leeds College of Music – “Hailing from the North East, Abbie Finn is a versatile drummer, composer, arranger and bandleader.”
Marissa Khaos – The Up Coming – “Abbie Finn’s impeccable drumming is vivifying as Barden dances sensually in the club.”
Kate Kellaway – Observer (Guardian) – “There is a first-rate cast in both plays, especially Al Weaver as a watery-eyed jailbird and Peter Polycarpou as a nightclub manager, and Abbie Finn, the drummer, who sets the evening on a roll.”
Domonic Maxwell – The Times – ” Onstage Drummer Abbie Finn thwacks out jazzy beats.” “Ravishing, bare-staged revival.”
Natasha Tripney – The Stage – “Abbie Finn plays the drums, sitting behind her kit at the back of Soutra Gilmour’s set, the percussive thunder adding to the atmosphere.”
Chris Omaweng – London Theatre 1– “There’s some good live drumming from Abbie Finn, who also gets some dialogue towards the end of the play.”
Judi Herman – Jewish Renaissance – “The action is orchestrated by drummer Abbie Finn, who sits at her drum kit onstage throughout.”
Paul Taylor – Independent – “Night School, written for the radio in 1979, comes across with real comic-sinister freshness – it unfolds to a nagging live-drum accompaniment.”
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World – 2021. Kenny Wax Production.
Abbie will be performing drums live on stage for a brand new musical Fantastically great women who changed the world from Nov 2021 – Jan 2022.
The show will be visiting the Mast Mayflower in Southampton, Norwich playhouse, Liverpool playhouse, Aylesbury Waterside and Chichester Festival Hall.
The world premiere of a brand new kickass-pirational pop musical will burst to life this Autumn as the Fantastically Great Women take to the stage to tell their stories.
Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum. Along her journey she is surprised to meet the original and incredible Wonder Women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst to name just a few.
From explorers to artists, scientists to secret agents, hear the stories of some of history’s strongest mothers, sisters and daughters; all independent icons who really did change the world.
Celebrated dramatist Chris Bush and Number 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) adapt suffragette descendent Kate Pankhurst’s award-winning picture book, produced for the stage by the Company that brought you the smash hit musical ‘SIX’.
An empowering new stage show which will be celebrated by anyone who is prepared to move and be moved, with characters and songs that pack a popstar punch!