Park Theatre premieres two more new musicals: The Burnt Part Boys & This Little Life of Mine

25 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
The Burnt Part Boys and This Little Life of Mine premiere at Park Theatre

In its new season - which includes high-profile plays and big-name casting including Mark Gatiss and Hollywood's Anne Archer - Off-West End powerhouse the Park Theatre, in Finsbury Park, north London, has announced two new musical premieres, which follow hot on the heels of next month's premiere of Dougal Irvine's The Buskers Opera at the same address. However, unlike The Buskers Opera, which runs in Park200 - the theatre's 200-seat main house - the new productions are mounted upstairs in the more intimate, 90-seat Park90 studio. 

American musical The Burnt Part Boys receives its European premiere in August, followed by the world premiere of British musical drama This Little Life of Mine in October. Curiously, both shows' posters feature hand-held objects, at different ends of the technology spectrum... Both shows are now added to our growing Off-West End shows list on StageFaves - we await casting news!


10 August – 2 September 2016

SDWC Productions in association with Park Theatre present the European Premiere of


Book by Mariana Elder
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Press Night: Thursday 11 August
Times: Evenings Tue – Sat 19:45, Matinees Thu & Sat 15:15

Hailed among critics as an innovative and gripping musical The Burnt Part Boys is an unforgettable coming of age story, following a group of teenagers living under the shadow of tragic mining accident, which claimed the lives of their fathers ten years prior. With a masterfully orchestrated and arranged score that will engross and mesmerize. This heart-warming musical of youthful adventure and redemption finally gets its European premiere in London. Performed by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.


4 – 29 October 2016

Stage Traffic Productions Ltd in association with Park Theatre the World Premiere of


Written and Directed by Michael Yale
Press night: Wednesday 5 October
Times: Evenings Tue – Sat 19:45, Matinees Thu & Sat 15:15

Take a bitingly funny and deeply touching tour of modern London life with Izzy and Jonesy. With exciting jobs, great friends and even a tiny overpriced flat in Zone 2 – they’ve got it all. Or do they? Maybe having a baby is the one last thing that would make everything perfect. Or maybe life has other ideas…

We’re all busy people chasing our dreams and looking for instant gratification from the things we do – our online posts, our careers, our loves and our lovers. We’re told we can anything we like, and that we have more choices than any other generation in history. Set against an instantly recognisable backdrop of eye-watering house prices, unreliable dating apps and over-friendly coffee baristas, This Little Life of Mine looks at what happens when we can’t have everything that we want. Be at the birth of a brand new British musical drama!