is never easy, but the National Theatre’s production of Terence Rattigan’s seldom produced play “After the Dance” succeeds wonderfully. After the Dance by Terence Rattigan at the Lyttelton, National Theatre Seen briefly in the West End in , Rattigan’s play is a portrait of a. A Terence Rattigan play that closed early and was largely neglected for 70 years until its revival at the National Theatre emerged as the biggest.

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In any case it was only a matter of time till someone dared put on a new production of “After the Dance,” a play so badly received in that Rattigan himself omitted it from his multi-volume Collected Plays.

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After the Dance

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As a result, Joan, unable to wrestle her husband back, throws herself off the balcony during one of their parties. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

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Rattigan’s “After the Dance” a rare gem

Unfortunately, Joan does indeed love David very deeply and is trapped by her posture of carelessness. When Joan commits suicide David considers following her but instead returns to a life of parties and drinking.

David Scott-Fowler is a successful writer who revels in his hard-drinking and hard-partying lifestyle. They always maintained that they married for amusement and not for love.


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The play’s director, Thea Sharrock, said it had not been easy to get such a little-known play staged. Advertise About Tips Contact Us.

Daniel Fisher rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The production opened in June to euphoric reviews, but only a month later the European crisis was darkening the national mood and audiences began to dwindle. Just when you think there are no more surprises, those wily Brits have uncovered a tedence play by one of their own, the late Sir Terence Rattigan.

Would you like to sance us about a lower price? As the front matter notes here, several recent revivals have terenxe admiring reviews; it is sort of like the “Heartbreak House” of another era, a play in which international tensions and misalliances play themselves out on the crackling domestic front.

In the final act, John persuades David, now a broken man, that his relationship with Helen will not survive the heartbreak of losing Joan. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Dot Rooney rated it it was ok Aug 17, He was one of England’s most popular mid twentieth century dramatists.

A second generation, more earnest, less fun, chides their elders for not being serious enough.

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Yeah like that was going to happen! A Terence Rattigan play that closed early and was largely neglected for 70 years until its revival at the National Theatre emerged as the biggest winner at last night’s Olivier theatre awards.

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The characterization is brilliant in this play. This latest contribution to the Rattigan renaissance is a lavish new staging of rattiggan tragic satire that the writer disowned after its brief premiere run but has since been hailed as a major work. Maria rated it liked it Mar 22, His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. Alexandra rated it really liked it Sep 02, Just a moment while we dabce you in to your Goodreads account. The Belles of St. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: With courtiers circling [ Opened, reviewed June 8, Part of it was his own fault, his insistence that his plays were fit for his Aunt Edna was just asking for a punk riposte, but part of the attack on Rattigan and simultaneously on Noel Coward his contemporary was clearly rooted in an evangelistic rightwing desire to sweep homosexuality out of the theaters.

Show 25 25 50 All. Sondheim, who turned 80 last year, was presented with the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award by Cameron Mackintosh and Angela Lansbury, while productions of his work also took prizes. No performance may be given unless a licence has been obtained. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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