About the Show/Event
Information for After the Dance at Bridewell Theatre, Inner London (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 Liz Flint (Joan), Dom Ward (David), Chris de Pury (John), James Cross (Peter), Hannah Brooks (Helen), Will Howells (Williams), Josh Mallalieh (George), Sarah Beebe (Julia), Ben Stroud (Cyril), Sophie King (Moya), Ollie Milner (Lawrence), David Pearson (Arthur), Mariam Rasekh (Miss Potter).
Author Terence Rattigan. Company SEDOS. Director Jon Foster. Director Chloe Baker (assistant). Producer Fatima Iftikhar. Producer Lloyd Smith. Stage Manager Frederica Byron. Design Peter Foster. Costume Natalie Walker. Lighting Will Carne. Sound Will Carne. Stage Manager Erynn Blansjaar (assistant).