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


Author: Michael Frayn
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Archive listings for Afterlife

Work type: Play.


Running time 2 hours 25 minutes inc. intervalProducer National Theatre. Director Michael Blakemore. Design Peter Wilkinson. Costume Sue Willmington. Lighting Neil Austin. Music Paul Charlier. Sound Paul Charlier. Performer Roger Allam (Max Reinhardt). Performer David Burke (The Prince Archbishop). Performer Abigail Cruttenden (Helene Thimig). Performer Peter Forbes (Rudolf 'Katie' Kommer). Performer Glyn Grain (Franz). Performer Selina Griffiths (Gusti Adler). Performer David Schofield (Friedrich Muller). Performer David Baron (Ensemble). Performer Colin Haigh (Ensemble). Performer Sarah Head (Ensemble). Performer Nicholas Lumley (Everyman/Ensemble). Performer Elizabeth Marsh (Ensemble). Performer Charlotte Melia (Ensemble). Performer Hugh Osborne (Ensemble). Performer Peter Prentice (Ensemble). Performer Claire Winsper (Ensemble). Performer Rupert Young (Ensemble).
3 Jun 08 to 30 Aug 08Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1828654977

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