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CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL 2020 SEASON

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WORLD PREMIERES INCLUDING FIRST PLAYS BY STEVEN MOFFAT AND KATE MOSSE, AND NEW WORK BY SUHAYLA EL-BUSHRA AND CHRISTOPHER SHINN


50:50 PLAYWRIGHT GENDER BALANCE AND 60:40 FEMALE DIRECTORS


TICKETS FROZEN AT 2019 PRICES


CHICHESTER SPIEGELTENT RETURNS


Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2020 has today been unveiled by Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.


  • Five world premieres:
    • THE UNFRIEND by Steven Moffat, with Amanda Abbington, Frances Barber and Reece Shearsmith, directed by Mark Gatiss
    • THE LONG SONG, a new adaptation by Suhayla El-Bushra based onAndrea Levy's novel, directed by Charlotte Gwinner, with Cherrelle Skeeteheading the cast
    • THE TAXIDERMIST' SDAUGHTER byKateMosse, adapted from her novel, directed by Jonathan Munby
    • THE NARCISSIST byChristopher Shinn, directed by OlaInce
    • A new adaptation of PINOCCHIO by Anna Ledwich
  • Two musicals:
    • Daniel Evans directs Chichester's first production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC with Gina Beck, Julian Ovenden, Joanna Ampil and Rob Houchen
    • ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, directed by Polly Findlay
  • Major revivals of great modern dramas:
    • Jonathan Church directs Henry Goodman in Brecht's THE LIFE OF GALILEO, translated by David Edgar
    • MurielSpark's THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE adaptedby Jay Presson Allen, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh
    • Richard Coyle and Lisa Dillon in Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING, directedby Simon Evans
    • THE VILLAGE BIKE by Penelope Skinner, directed by Nicole Charles
    • Sarah Kane's CRAVE, directedby Tinuke Craig
  • Tickets held at 2019 prices; 20,000 tickets at £10 in the Festival Theatre and over 10,000 £5 PROLOGUE tickets for 16 25 year olds