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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rance Krystyna rated it really liked it Oct 29, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival. There are two generations in the play, one an older bohemian circle of “bright young things” no longer young or bright in the dirty 30s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’m officially co-producing this show. No performance may be given unless a licence has been obtained.

But David has no intention of learning from past mistakes and would rather drink himself to death than face the reality of his home life and the looming threat of global war. The critically acclaimed drama by one of England’s most successful mid-century playwrights.

Get fast, ratigan shipping with Amazon Prime. There had been annoyance among the dance community that the shortlist for outstanding achievement contained no actual dance performances and the winner last night was the artist Antony Gormley, for his set designs for Babel Words at Sadler’s Wells, a show that also won best new dance production.


A troubled homosexual, who saw himself as an outsider, his plays “confronted issues of sexual frustration, failed relationships and adultery”, and a world of repression and reticence. Works by Terence Rattigan.

Both groups frequent the penthouse apartment of David and Joan Scott-Fowler, dashing figures of madcap hilarity for whom the cocktail party has never ended. Maria rated it liked it Mar 22, Open Preview See a Problem?

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Male 8Female 5Neutral 0. I liked the play very much, but no wonder it did so badly.

That’s my next gig! The characters are shattered by dancd revelation and even though David and Helen plan to get away from this life, the play ends with a clear sign that David will continue as he did.

Just when you think there are no more surprises, those wily Brits have uncovered a forgotten play by one of their own, the late Sir Terence Rattigan.

Rattigan’s After the Dance a rare gem | Reuters

Books by Terence Rattigan. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The awards were decided by panels, apart from an audience prize voted for by Radio 2 listeners which pitted long-running musicals against each other. Paperbackpages.

Rattigan’s “After the Dance” a rare gem

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After the Dance, which portrays a group of bright young things getting older but still drinking and partying as the nation slides to war, won four awards including best revival. The portrayal by Sheridan Smith of the sorority queen Elle in Legally Blonde won her best actress in a musical. Showing of 1 reviews.

As the front matter notes here, several dancd revivals have drawn 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. They always maintained that they married for amusement and not for love. It was held in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, rather than a hotel ballroom, with performances by entertainers including Barry Manilow. 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.

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