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After October archiveHampstead, 1936. In a shabby basement flat, aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie's heart. His bankrupt mother Rhoda, a faded actress, frets about the bills and the fortunes of her penniless daughters while reminiscing about her glory days. Clive's family and an entourage of bohemian dependants all need him to make it big. With opening night approaching and finances fast running out, everything rides on the success of the play and, for Clive, the future looks all too glittering... From the acclaimed writer of Absolute Hell and Before the Party, After October is Rodney Ackland's most autobiographical play, both a bittersweet homage to the theatre and a fascinating portrait of an impoverished family on the brink of a glamorous new life. This rediscovery marks the first Central London production since its premiere in 1936.


Jasmine Blackborow (Frances Dent), Adam Buchanan (Clive Monkhams), Andrew Cazanave Pin (Armand St. Rene), Peta Cornish (Lou St. Rene), Josie Kidd (Mrs Batley), Beverley Klein (Marigold Klein), Allegra Marland (Joan Monkhams), Jonathan Oliver (Alec Mant), Patrick Osborne (Oliver Nashwick), Stephen Rashbrook (Brian Guest), Sasha Waddell (Rhoda Monkhams)


Author: Rodney Ackland
Company: Troupe (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Oscar Toeman
Design: Rosanna Vize
Lighting: Marec Joyce
Costume: Anna Lewis
Sound: Lucinda Mason Brown
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

After October

After October (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0615972359. Details of all After October archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2206

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