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Torben Betts, Moira Buffini Plays Set for 2019 Brits Off Broadway

59E59 Theaters will once again present the best of British theater in New York City.

Beth Hylton and Susan Lynskey will star in the New York premiere of Moira Buffini's Olivier Award-winning comedy Handbagged.
(© Kaley Etzkorn)

59E59 Theaters has announced the lineup of shows for this year's Brits Off Broadway festival, running April 16-June 30.

In Theater A, two plays will make their NYC premieres: Torben Betts's Caroline's Kitchen (April 25-May 25), described as "a glorious send-up of TV chefs and the fickle nature of celebrity"; and Moira Buffini's Olivier Award-winning comedy Handbagged (June 2-30), which, according to a press release, imagines "the prickly relationship between two of the world's most powerful women, Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher."

Three plays will run at Theater B: Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain (April 16-May 12), by Dan March, Matt Sheahan, James Millard, and John Walton; Tortoise in a Nutshell's multidisciplinary show Feral (May 14-June 9); and Julie Madly Deeply (June 11-29), a tribute to Julie Andrews written by and starring Sarah-Louise Young, with contributions from Russell Lucas (who also directs).

Theater C will house Zoe Mills's Killing Time (April 18-May 12), featuring Mills and her mother Brigit Forsyth; Posting Letters to the Moon (May 14-June 2), an evening of wartime letters shared between actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming, compiled by and starring their daughter, Lucy Fleming; and Square Go (June 5-30), featuring music by the Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit.

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