We are thrilled to announce that following a successful national tour in Autumn 2013, David Rudkin's The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock will open the 10th anniversary Brits Off Broadway Festival in New York, with performances from Thursday 1 - Sunday 25 May 2014. This poetic portrait of the great filmmaker was co-produced with Curve Theatre, Leicester, where it opened last autumn followed by a three month national tour. Spotted at Derby Theatre by the Brits Off Broadway organisers, the production has been invited to transfer to Theater A at 59E59 Theaters in New York.
Paul Kerryson, Artistic Director of Leicester Curve said:
"Curve has collaborated with New Perspectives many times in recent years, so we are especially thrilled that The Lovesong of Alfred Hitchcock which premiered at Curve last year will now have its New York premiere".
Brits Off Broadway Executive Producer Peter Tear explains:
"In the spirit of New Perspectives' 40th Anniversary, we are delighted to be welcoming to New York and Brits Off Broadway one of England's most venerable touring companies and Jack McNamara's spell-binding production of David Rudkin's The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock.As a Brit who became a legend in America, one can't help feeling Hitch would have approved!"
This show is part of an exciting programme of work celebrating our 40th anniversary year; we're currently touring the very first UK stage adaptation of Him with His Foot in His Mouth by Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Saul Bellow and, following a successful run at last years Edinburgh Festival Fringe our critically acclaimed production of The Boss of it All, adapted from the film by Lars Von Trier, transfers to Soho Theatre in London.
New Perspectives Artistic Director Jack McNamara said:
"This season is further proof to us that having modest resources doesn't mean holding back on our ambitions. I feel very privileged to be trusted by major international artists to present their work, in some cases for the first time in Britain. The fact that our shows come to life in rural villages and can then transfer to major theatres in London and New York is both a heartening and exciting prospect."
The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock will play Theater A AT 59E59 Theater in New York Thursday 1 - Sunday 25 May 2014. Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information about 59E59 Theater visit www.59e59.org or for further information about Brits off Broadway visit britsoffbroadway.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the production click here
WATCH our trailer here
WATCH an interview with Writer David Rudkin and Director Jack McNamara here
TAKE a look at production photography here
READ our 4 star review from The Guardian here