Afterlife archiveAfterlife explores the life of the Austrian impresario and founder of the Salzburg Festival, Max Reinhardt. Max Reinhardt, one the greatest impresarios of theatrical history, had a lifelong ambition - to dissolve the boundary between theatre and the world it portrays. Each year at the Salzburg Festival he directed a famous morality play, Everyman, about God sending Death to summon a representative of mankind for judgment. The victim he chooses is a man who, like Reinhardt, rejoices in his wealth and all the pleasures that money can buy. Then in 1938 Hitler declares his own day of reckoning and sends Death into Austria - whereupon Reinhardt, a Jew, is left as naked and vulnerable as Everyman himself. Afterlife is the story of how Reinhardt achieves his great ambition; though in a way he can scarcely have foreseen Running time 2 hours 25 minutes inc. interval


Roger Allam (Max Reinhardt), David Burke (The Prince Archbishop), Abigail Cruttenden (Helene Thimig), Peter Forbes (Rudolf 'Katie' Kommer), Glyn Grain (Franz), Selina Griffiths (Gusti Adler), David Schofield (Friedrich Muller), David Baron (Ensemble), Colin Haigh (Ensemble), Sarah Head (Ensemble), Nicholas Lumley (Everyman/Ensemble), Elizabeth Marsh (Ensemble), Charlotte Melia (Ensemble), Hugh Osborne (Ensemble), Peter Prentice (Ensemble), Claire Winsper (Ensemble), Rupert Young (Ensemble)


Author: Michael Frayn
Producer: National Theatre
Director: Michael Blakemore
Design: Peter Wilkinson
Costume: Sue Willmington
Lighting: Neil Austin
Music: Paul Charlier
Sound: Paul Charlier
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Afterlife (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1134126487. Details of all Afterlife archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1812176814

Archive Listings

3 Jun 08
30 Aug 08
Lyttelton (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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