But It Still Goes On


London 1929. Cecil Tompion, a popular writer, has bullied his children for most of their lives. Now, his son, an ex-army officer who survived the trenches of the Western Front, and his daughter, a doctor, are trying to break free.
But It Still Goes On at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 10 July 2018
Closes: Saturday 4 August 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, a world premiere from the author of Goodbye To All That and I Claudius, Robert Graves' "post-catastrophic comedy", But It Still Goes On, directed by Fidelis Morgan, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 10 July 2018.


Press Nights: Thursday, 12 July 2018 and Friday, 13 July 2018 at 7.30pm.


Plays as part of the Finborough Theatre's THEGREATWAR100 series commemorating the centenary of the First World War.


Synopsis


"This generation's no good, no good at all.


They don't possess any deep emotions.


They don't know what passion is."


London 1929.


Cecil Tompion, a popular writer, has bullied his children for most of their lives.


Now, his son, an ex-army officer who survived the trenches of the Western Front, and his daughter, a doctor, are trying to break free.


Their lives are touched by another ex-soldier, David, and close friend Charlotte, who both desperately struggle to repress their homosexuality.


The generation that survived a war have to confront who they really are when they discover that family is just another battlefield.


This unique rediscovery, never previously performed, But It Still Goes On by poet and novelist Robert Graves was written in 1929 as a commission from the producers of Journey's End.


Influenced by the drawing room comedies of Noël Coward and W. Somerset Maugham, it explores themes of adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, gender politics, casual sex, and inter-generational conflict, but with a surreal dark twist.


It now finally receives its long overdue world premiere at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre.


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Theatre


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118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 10 July 2018

Press night:Thursday 12 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 4 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Until 22 July 2018

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


From 24 July 2018

£20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats.


Concessions:

Until 22 July 2018

£16


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 14 July 2018 when booked online only.


From 24 July 2018

£18


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Creatives


Author: Robert Graves
Director: Fidelis Morgan
Production: Andrew Maunder in association with Arsalan Sattari Productions and Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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