But it Still Goes On archiveLondon 1929. Cecil Tompion, a popular writer, has bullied his children for most of their lives. Now, his son, an ex-army officer who survived the trenches of the Western Front, and his daughter, a doctor, are trying to break free. Their lives are touched by another ex-soldier, David, and close friend Charlotte, who both desperately struggle to repress their homosexuality. The generation that survived a war have to confront who they really are when they discover that family is just another battlefield. World Premiere. This unique rediscovery, never previously performed, But It Still Goes On by poet and novelist Robert Graves was written in 1929 as a commission from the producers of Journey's End. Influenced by the drawing room comedies of Noel Coward and W. Somerset Maugham, it explores themes of adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, gender politics, casual sex, and inter-generational conflict, but with a surreal dark twist.


Alan Cox, Victor Gardener, Jack Klaff, Hayward B Morse, Rachel Pickup, Claire Redcliffe, Joshua Ward, Sophie Ward, Charlotte Weston


Author: Robert Graves
Presented by: Andrew Maunder (in association with Arsalan Sattari Productions and Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Fidelis Morgan
Design: Doug Mackie
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Sound: Benjamin Winter
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But it Still Goes On

But it Still Goes On (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1159287567. Details of all But it Still Goes On archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0166304250

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10 Jul 18
4 Aug 18
Inner London
Greater London

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