DOI: 10.5040/9781784605094.00000070
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Stephen Jeffreys’s play Finsbury Park is a short autobiographical monologue. It was first performed by Stephen Jeffreys as part of Paines Plough’s Come to Where I’m From at Park Theatre, London, on 6 July 2016.

The play is closely autobiographical, a series of anecdotes and recollections of Finsbury Park and Crouch End, of growing up there as a boy in the 1950s, of Arsenal games, buses, London fog and the kindness of strangers.

In her Introduction to the collection Stephen Jeffreys: Plays (Nick Hern Books, 2018), Jeffreys' wife Annabel Arden writes: 'The house Stephen grew up in, 45 Weston Park, had been acquired by his paternal grandfather in 1936, and three generations as well as many lodgers lived there in a very particular post-war austerity. It was a childhood full of eccentric characters, English humour and stoicism. His monologue Finsbury Park... captures the essence of this.'

From Stephen Jeffreys: Plays

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Nick Hern Books

Stephen Jeffreys

ISBN: 9781848427839

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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