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After Life

2 Jun to 24 Jul 2021

National Theatre

If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be? A group of strangers grapple with this impossible question as they find themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death.
After Life  at the National Theatre

Image courtesy National Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?


A group of strangers grapple with this impossible question as they find themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death.


Encouraged by enigmatic officials, they must sift through their past lives to choose their forever.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


From Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) and Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) comes a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives.


Inspired by Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film, After Life is a new co-production with Headlong.


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Postal address:
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London SE1 9PX

Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 2 June 2021

Closes:Saturday 24 July 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 1 & 2

£50, £33, £23, £20


All other Previews

£54, £38, £35, £26, £20


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£55, £40, £35, £30, £20


Friday & Saturday eves

£60, £45, £40, £30, £20


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Access information


Captioned performances, for deaf and hard of hearing:

Saturday 26 June at 2.30pm

Wednesday 14 July at 2.30pm


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Wednesday 21 July at 2.30pm with pre‑show Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Saturday 3 July at 2.30pm with pre‑show Touch Tour at 12.30pm


Cast


Olatunji Ayofe

Danielle Henry

Maddie Holliday

Togo Igawa

Anoushka Lucas

Kevin McMonagle

Simon Startin

June Watson

Millicent Wong


Creatives


Author: 

written by Jack Thorne, adapted from the film by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Jack Thorne


Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Bunny Christie
Costume designer: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Movement: Shelley Maxwell
Video designer: Max Spielbichler
Production: Co-production with Headlong

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