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A world premiere, a Linbury Prize-winning regional premiere, a powerful modern classic, and a hilarious smash-hit comedy all form part of the Octagon Theatre's unmissable spring/summer season.

Revised dates announced for the debut tour of the sell-out one-woman show starring Coronation Street and Broadchurch’s Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Coronation Street and Broadchurch’s Julie Hesmondhalgh returns for the debut tour of the sell-out one-woman show, The Greatest Play in the History of the World..., a story of love, legacy and hope that transcends space and time.

A statement about the cancellation of the seeds tour from tiata fahodzi and Tara Finney Productions:


Due to the current public health crisis, we have cancelled the rest of seeds' national tour - thank you to Soho Theatre for their leadership and making it an easier decision to make.


All of our seeds company will continue to be paid the remainder of their contract and staff are working remotely from home. We're thinking of all our fellow colleagues - across companies and venues globally.


Please, keep safe and healthy and know that we're all heartbroken but producing a play that - fundamentally - is about empathy, care and responsibility, we're proud to be running an organisation and be part of a team that stood by these core values.

Judith Jacob (Dark Heart, ITV; The Five, Sky One) will star alongside Penny Layden (Belgravia, ITV; Macbeth, National Theatre) in the new UK tour of seeds

Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award, seeds embarks on a UK tour in 2020. Sensitively written by Mel Pennant, it tells the story of two mothers united in sorrow, unable to escape the tragedy and violence of knife crime. 

Coronation Street and Broadchurch actress Julie Hesmondhalgh stars in this one-woman show, a story of love and hope that transcends space and time, which comes to London’s West End for the festive season.

Following international acclaim and an award-winning run at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, this powerful and uplifting one-woman show about a young mother from Scarborough returns to embark on an extensive UK tour.

We are pleased to announce that TFP will associate produce the world premiere of The Pope this June at Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Now that the good dog 2019 national tour has kicked off, we look at some of the amazing reviews that have come in so far.

Before blasting off to Adelaide, the team behind Build a Rocket answers some quick questions on their journey so far: 


Kwaku Mills cast in second national tour of Arinzé Kene's critically-acclaimed play.

The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award-winning show transfers to the Adelaide Fringe 2019, in co-production with tfp.

good dog by Arinzé Kene prepares to embark on its second national tour from January 2019.

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Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... transfers to the Traverse Theatre for the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

Charlotte Dowding and Rebecca Johnson to join writer-performer Katie Bonna for festival performances.

Tiran Aakel and Shamia Chalabi to star as father and daughter in new comedy play based on Chalabi's real life experiences.

The TFP transfer of Disco Pigs to Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, opens to rave reviews and extends until Sun 4th March.

Burkas and Bacon Butties and Paper. Scissors. Stone. be perfomed at VAULT Festival in 2018 - tickets on sale now!

Irish Repertory Theatre presents the Tara Finney Productions 20th anniversary revival of Disco Pigs from 5th January 2018.

Maiden Speeches writer, Hannah Davies, and director, Eleanor Rhode, will be hosting a research workshop at York Theatre Royal on Wed 4th October and are looking for participants.

We spoke to the ISHQ Creative Team including Designer Declan Randell and Director Farooq Beg...

Colin Campbell (Dublin by Lamplight, Through a Glass Darkly) talks to us about taking on the infamous 'Pig' in the 20th anniversary production of Enda Walsh's iconic debut play.

London's first Anglo-Punjabi Sufi Musical, Ishq, is flagship production of High Commission of Pakistan's celebrations of independence.

Disco Pigs will run at Trafalgar Studios for a limited six week period from 12 July 2017 starring Evanna Lynch and Colin Campbell.

Members of the creative team of All Our Children share their thoughts & inspiration for the show.

Colin Tierney and Lucy Speed to star in All Our Children at Jermyn Street Theatre this spring.

All Our Children will premiere in May 2017 in association with Jermyn Street Theatre.

Anton Cross cast as 'Boy' and national tour dates announced for new Arinzé Kene play.

Tori Allen-Martin and Helen Hobson to star in new musical MUTED this winter at The Bunker Theatre.

Wales Millennium Centre announces public and digital screenings of Land of Our Fathers - their recent co-production with Theatre503 and Tara Finney Productions.

Tara Finney Productions announces two new collaborations with Interval Productions and tiata fahodzi.

Marc Bannerman and Cavan Clarke to star in The Acedian Pirates at Theatre503 this autumn.

Captured live by Riverside Studios at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds whilst on a national tour earlier this year, Land of Our Fathers will be screened free of charge at venues across Wales this autumn.

Full tour dates for And Then Come The Nightjars are now on sale.

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2014 Finalist, The Acedian Pirates by Jay Taylor, to premiere in autumn season whilst And Then Come The Nightjars embarks on a national tour.

Following two critically-acclaimed runs in London and a UK tour, which started at the Wales Millennium Centre, Chris Urch’s debut play Land of Our Fathers will come to London for one last time at FOUND111.

Fresh from the current Welsh tour which started at the Wales Millennium Centre, Chris Urch’s critically-acclaimed debut play Land of Our Fathers, directed by Paul Robinson, will embark on the English leg of its UK tour.

Members of the cast & crew of Land of Our Fathers share their experiences on tour in Wales & England 2015/16.

Cornelius Booth joins cast of Land of Our Fathers for national tour.

Jon Brittain's I Love You But You Make Me Sick in R&D week with director Derek Bond and actor Bryan Dick.

Peter Hannah, Maimuna Memon and Will Stokes announced as cast for R&D of The Pooki at Park Theatre.

A funny and deeply moving drama that depicts two weeks in the lives of six miners trapped down a collapsed coalmine is to tour Wales and England later this year.

It’s only had 3 performances so far, but debut play by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, WINK, has already received a very large handful of stonking reviews.

Jamie Jackson is a theatre director, some recent credits include: Skint (Vaults Festival), Alice through the Looking Glass (Iris Theatre), as well as shorts Care (Arcola Theatre) and CoalEaters (Theatre503) both by Phoebe Eclair-Powell. In March, he directs WINK, Phoebe’s debut full length play – we chat to him about his vision for the production.