The King's Head Theatre's 'Wesker at 80' season will include his 1997 play Denial, to be staged from May 15 to June 8, which has never been shown in London before.
Caritas, a rarely staged opera that was commissioned for the Huddersfield Opera Festival more than 20 years ago, will also be performed in London for the first time from May 20 to June 10.
Among the 'landmark season of premieres' in April 2013 will be The Wesker Trilogy: Revisited, which is based on his trilogy of plays - Chicken Soup With Barley, Roots and I'm Talking About Jerusalem. The three plays were turned into an unproduced film script and have been adapted for the stage by the theatre's artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher and director Rachel Grunwald.
Arnold Wesker has written more than 40 plays throughout his career, including Chips with Everything, The Kitchen, The Four Seasons, Love Letters on Blue Paper, Shylock, Annie Wobbler, When God Wanted a Son, Circles of Perception, Groupie, Letter to a Daughter, Blood Libel and Wild Spring.
Along with writers such as John Osborne, Edward Bond, Alan Sillitoe and John Braine, he became known as one of the 'angry young men', a group of mainly working and middle-class playwrights who had a major influence on British theatre in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Arnold Wesker said of the season: 'It is gratifying when anybody wants to do something of one's work and I'm flattered that productions of little known works will be staged in London to mark my 80th birthday.
'I don't know what people will think about the way three well known plays have been edited in The Wesker Trilogy: Revisited and I'm intrigued to find out.
'I adapted the plays as a film script that was ultimately never produced. Perhaps the King's Head Theatre production will finally lead to that film being made.'
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