AFTER THE DANCE
by TERENCE RATTIGAN


BRIDEWELL THEATRE | 9-13 April 2019

“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.


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


CREATIVE TEAM


DIRECTOR | Jon Foster
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Chloe Baker
CO-PRODUCERS | Fatima Iftikhar and Lloyd Smith
STAGE MANAGER | Freddie Byron
SET DESIGN | Peter Foster
COSTUME DESIGN | Natalie Walker
LIGHTING | Will Carne
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER | Erynn Blansjaar
MARKETING COORDINATOR
| Ben Stroud
COMMITTEE LIASON | Tim Garrad



AFTER THE DANCE
by TERENCE RATTIGAN


Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

9-13 April 2019 at 7.30pm, Saturday matinée at 2.30pm

Tickets: £14 (concessions £11.50) unless otherwise stated, see below for special performances.


A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for £16 (concessions £13.50). Premium Tickets guarantee you a seat in the best rows in the house. Note they are unreserved within the premium block.

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GALA PERFORMANCE | Friday 12 April

There will be a special gala performance on Friday 12 April, where guests will receive a glass of fizz and a programme. Tickets £18 (concessions £15.50). Premium tickets are available for £20 (concessions £17.50).

Concessions: Sedos members, children, senior citizens, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.


TICKET COLLECTION

Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.

Please note: Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. 


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