Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes to Receive Rare Revival at London's Finborough Theatre

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Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes, which premiered at the West End's Aldwych Theatre in 1912, will be revived to mark its centenary at London's Finborough Theatre, beginning performances Sept. 11 prior to an official opening Sept. 13, for a run through Sept. 29.

This is the play's first London production in more than 30 years.

It's holiday week in the Lancashire town of Hindle, just before the First World War. Fanny Hawthorn, a spirited, determined mill girl, has just returned from a weekend in Blackpool with her friend Mary Hollins. At least that's what she tells her parents. In fact, she's been spending the weekend with Alan Jeffcote, a wealthy mill owner's son who is engaged to someone else. When Fanny's parents discover the truth, they set out to ensure that Alan will do the decent thing and marry her – only to discover that Fanny has her own ideas on the matter.

The play, remarkable for having a working class female protagonist, was hugely controversial at the time of its writing, and is now widely acknowledged as a feminist classic.

Bethan Dear will direct a cast that comprises Anna Carteret, Harriet Creelman, Richard Durden, Peter Elis, Sidney Livingstone, Graham O’Mara, Susan Penhaligon, Ellie Turner and Sarah Winter. An original score will be written by Craig Adams, the theatre's Cameron Mackintosh composer-in-residence.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 847 1652  or visit for more details.

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