Napoli, Brooklyn

Napoli, Brooklyn

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The Original Theatre Company present the European Premiere of

Napoli, Brooklyn

NATIONAL TOUR & PARK THEATRE, LONDON – 13 June – 13 July 2019

Written by Meghan Kennedy

Directed by Lisa Blair

1960, Brooklyn, New York.

Nic and Luda Muscolino have raised three proud and passionate daughters, each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing that could tear the family apart.

When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative and poignant portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.

Originally commissioned by The Roundabout Theatre Company and currently nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award 2019, the Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, Monogamy, Birdsong) present the European premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s enthralling coming-of-age tale. Directed by Lisa Blair whose recent credits include the five- star revival of Jerusalem and featuring an all star cast.

Starring Hannah Bristow (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), Robert Cavanah (Shetland, Outlanderand The Royal),  Mona Goodwin (Black Mirror), Stephen Hogan (The Tudors, Primeval), Georgia May Foote (Coronation Street, Grange Hill), Laurie Ogden (To Kill a Mockingbird), Gloria Onitiri (Brighton Rock, Hadestown) and Madeleine Worrall (Peter Pan, Jane Eyre National Theatre).

‘Faultless moving storytelling… Each Family member is superbly characterised and played… powerful and sensational’ ★★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre

‘Meghan Kennedy has captured the family dynamics perfectly in this raw and unfiltered storyline’ ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews

‘Beautifully acted and directed, it is definitely one to see.’ ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

‘Powerful… highly recommended –  go and see the play!! ‘★★★★ LondonTheatre1

‘Engrossing… shines brightly and boldly’ ★★★★ Ham & High

‘Told with real heart… a story of hope infused with Italian passion’ ★★★★ Sincerely Amy

‘Compelling and beautiful with such scale it cries out to be adapted for cinema… immaculately conceived and beautifully realised’ ★★★★  The Reviews Hub

‘Lisa Blair’s warm production celebrates women finding their way, which is always a joy to watch…. Kennedy’s writing is at its most observant, most impressive’ ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘The performances are terrific’ Daily Express

‘Exciting to see a female-driven play, brimming with vibrant and interesting characters’ Camden New Journal

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The Details

Show, reviews, cast and production details

1960, Brooklyn, New York.

Nic and Luda Muscolino have raised three proud and passionate daughters, each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing that could tear the family apart.

When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative and poignant portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.

Originally commissioned by The Roundabout Theatre Company and currently nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award 2019, the Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, Monogamy, Birdsong) present the European premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s enthralling coming-of-age tale. Directed by Lisa Blair whose recent credits include the five- star revival of Jerusalem and featuring an all star cast.

Starring Georgia May Foote (Coronation Street, Grange Hill), Hannah Bristow (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), Mona Goodwin (Black Mirror), Stephen Hogan (The Tudors, Primeval) and Gloria Onitiri (Brighton Rock, Hadestown).

‘Faultless moving storytelling… Each Family member is superbly characterised and played… powerful and sensational’ ★★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre

‘Meghan Kennedy has captured the family dynamics perfectly in this raw and unfiltered storyline’ ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews

‘Beautifully acted and directed, it is definitely one to see.’ ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

‘Powerful… highly recommended –  go and see the play!! ‘★★★★ LondonTheatre1

‘Engrossing… shines brightly and boldly’ ★★★★ Ham & High

‘Told with real heart… a story of hope infused with Italian passion’ ★★★★ Sincerely Amy

‘Compelling and beautiful with such scale it cries out to be adapted for cinema… immaculately conceived and beautifully realised’ ★★★★  The Reviews Hub

‘Lisa Blair’s warm production celebrates women finding their way, which is always a joy to watch…. Kennedy’s writing is at its most observant, most impressive’ ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘The performances are terrific’ Daily Express

‘Exciting to see a female-driven play, brimming with vibrant and interesting characters’ Camden New Journal

 

CAST

Francesca l Hannah Bristow

Nic l Robert Cavanah

Tina l Mona Goodwin

Albert I Stephen Hogan 

Vita l Georgia May Foote 

Connie l Laurie Ogden

Celia l Gloria Onitiri

Luda | Madeleine Worrall

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer l Meghan Kennedy

Director l Lisa Blair

Design l Frankie Bradshaw

Lighting l Johanna Town

Sound l Max Pappenheim

 

 

1 – 4 May

Malvern

Malvern Theatres

 

6 – 11 May

Windsor

Theatre Royal

 

13 – 18 May

Guildford

Yvonne Arnaud

 

27 – 31 May

Eastbourne

Devonshire Park Theatre

 

4 – 8 June

Oxford

Oxford Playhouse

 

13 June – 13 July

London

Park Theatre

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