About the Show/Event
Information for After the Dance at The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick (Play). 1939. Mayfair. David and Joan Scott-Fowler are a high-living and hard-drinking couple who are still trying to live the hedonistic excess of their - and the century's - twenties. Through the eyes of a younger generation, the endless drinking, partying and gossip look dangerously frivolous as Europe falls towards another war. When the reforming zeal of another woman evolves into love for David, a fateful shadow is thrown over their twelve year marriage. With poignancy and wit, Rattigan reveals the gaudy emptiness of the Bright Young Things as they move into middle age. First presented to great acclaim in 1939 and forced to close with the onset of war, After the Dance has remained unperformed for over sixty years.
Performers Layo-Christina Akinlude (Julia Browne)
, Adam Buchanan (Peter Scott-Fowler)
, Josie Dunn (Miss Potter)
, Charlotte Hamblin (Helen Banner)
, Nathan Hamilton (Cyril Carter)
, Jessica Hayles (Moya)
, Richard Keightley (David Scott-Fowler)
, Matthew Mellalieu (John Reid)
, Alex Parry (Williams)
, James Sheldon (Dr George Banner)
, Izabella Urbanowicz (Joan Scott-Fowler)
, Matthew Darcy (Arthur Power)
.Author Terence Rattigan. Producer Theatre by the Lake. Director Philip Wilson. Design Colin Falconer. Director Bobby Brook (assistant). Music Jon Nicholls. Sound Jon Nicholls. Lighting Ciaran Bagnall.