After the Dance archive1939. 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.


Nancy Carroll (Joan Scott-Fowler), Faye Castelow (Helen Banner), Pandora Colin (Julia Browne), Giles Cooper (Dr George Banner), Benedict Cumberbatch (David Scott-Fowler), Jenny Galloway (Miss Potter), Daniel Gosling (Partygoer), John Heffernan (Peter Scott-Fowler), Moya Lexington (Moya Lexington), Nicholas Lumley (Williams), Lachlan Nieboer (Cyril Carter), Adrian Scarborough (John Reid), Leo Staar (Partygoer), Hannah Stokely (Partygoer), Giles Taylor (Larence Walters), Richard Teverson (Arthur Power), Natalie Thomas (Partygoer), Charlitte Thornton (Partygoer)


Author: Terence Rattigan
Producer: National Theatre
Director: Thea Sharrock
Design: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Ian Dickinson
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After the Dance

After the Dance (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0597185477. Details of all After the Dance archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01166474631

Archive Listings

1 Jun 10
11 Aug 10
Lyttelton (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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