After The Dance


Focuses on David Scott-Fowler and his wife Joan who revel in their hard-drinking, hard-partying lifestyle and maintain they married for amusement and not love.
After The Dance at Bridewell

Image: Bridewell


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Bridewell
Starts: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 13 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


"It's the bright young things over again, only they were never bright and now they're not even young".


After the Dance by Terence Rattigan is a hilarious, heartbreaking and hauntingly beautiful play.


Despite being a critical success when it premiered in 1938, the looming declaration of war meant it was quickly forgotten until a 2010 revival at the National Theatre brought it back to prominence.


Written as an attack on the hedonistic lifestyle of the 'bright young things' of the 1920s and 30s, the play's action takes place on the eve of the Second World War in the drawing-room of the Scott-Fowlers' flat in Mayfair, a fashionable part of London.


The play focuses on David Scott-Fowler and his wife Joan who revel in their hard-drinking, hard-partying lifestyle and maintain they married for amusement and not love.


When a third figure comes into the equation the couple have to face the truth of their lives, to disastrous consequence.


Rattigan's masterpiece combines elements of tragedy with savage and at times raucous humour, examining the themes of love, ageing and the capacity for people to change.


It also showcases a range of extraordinary, larger than life characters that are engaging and enjoyable for audiences and actors alike.


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Bride Lane
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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 9 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 13 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£11.50 - £20

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Cast


JOAN - Liz Flint

DAVID - Dom Ward

JOHN - Chris de Pury

PETER - James Cross

HELEN - Hannah Brooks


WILLIAMS - Will Howells

GEORGE - Josh Mallalieh

JULIA - Sarah Beebe

CYRIL - Ben Stroud

MOYA - Sophie King

LAWRENCE - Ollie Milner

ARTHUR - David Pearson

MISS POTTER - Mariam Rasekh


Creatives


Author: Terence Rattigan
Director: Jon Foster
Set designer: Peter Foster
Costume designer: Natalie Walker
Lighting: Will Carne
Production: Sedos

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