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Rodney Ackland's extraordinarily provocative play was condemned as 'a libel on the British people' when first performed in 1952.
Now it emerges as an intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho; full of despair and longing.
Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct a large ensemble in this new production.
An intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho.
A Soho den in the hangover from World War II, where members drink into the darkness, night after night.
Lying, fighting and seducing, these lost souls and bruised lovers struggle from the rubble of war towards an unknown future.
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Performance days & times
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Friday 18 May, 7pm
Saturday 19 May, 1.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour.
Captioned performances, for deaf and hard of hearing
Monday 14 May, 7pm
Tuesday 22 May, 1.30pm
Tuesday 12 June, 7pm
Wednesday 13 June, 7pm
Author: Rodney Ackland
Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins
Set designer: Lizzie Clachan
Costume designer: Nicky Gillibrand
Musical direction: Harvey Brough
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Paul Arditti
Movement: Jenny Ogilvie