is never easy, but the National Theatre’s production of Terence Rattigan’s seldom produced play “After the Dance” succeeds wonderfully. After the Dance by Terence Rattigan at the Lyttelton, National Theatre Seen briefly in the West End in , Rattigan’s play is a portrait of a. A Terence Rattigan play that closed early and was largely neglected for 70 years until its revival at the National Theatre emerged as the biggest.

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After the Dance by Terence Rattigan. But David has no intention of learning from past mistakes and would rather drink himself to death than face the rattigwn of his home life and the looming threat of global war. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The Railway Children, which was performed at Waterloo station, won best entertainment.

Rattigan’s “After the Dance” a rare gem

It was not one dacne Rattigan’s more successful plays, closing after only sixty performances, [1] a failure that led to its exclusion from his first volume of Collected Plays. Retrieved from ” https: Adrian Scarborough won best actor in a supporting role for his performance as a drunken hanger-on, and Hildegard Bechtler won for best costume design.

Part of it was his own fault, his insistence that his plays were fit for his Aunt Edna was just asking for a punk riposte, but part of the attack on Rattigan and simultaneously on Noel Coward his contemporary was clearly rooted in an evangelistic rightwing desire to sweep homosexuality out of the theaters. After the Dance, which portrays a group of bright young things getting older but still drinking and partying as the nation slides to war, won four awards including best revival.


The portrayal by Sheridan Smith of the sorority queen Elle in Legally Blonde won her best actress in a musical. This is Rattigan’s centenary year and there are revivals of his plays across the country, including the wartime tearjerker Flare Path, which opened to loud audience cheers last week.

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It was revived by the Oxford Stage Company in Order by newest oldest recommendations. Would dancd like to tell us about a lower price? As the front matter notes here, rwttigan recent revivals have drawn admiring reviews; it is sort of like the “Heartbreak House” of another era, a play in which international tensions and misalliances play themselves out on the crackling domestic front.

Barbara rated it really liked it Jul 09, David and Joan Scott-Fowler were ‘ bright young things ‘ of the s, whose ambition is to treat everything as trivia and to live lives of pure sensation. A second generation, more earnest, less fun, chides their elders for not being serious enough. Please try again later.


After the Dance (play) – Wikipedia

Claire rated it it was amazing Jul 03, The Rattigan Collection Buy this work. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Louise Greaves rated it really liked it Jan 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was also broadcast live for the first time, via the BBC’s red button.

The rattiga were decided by panels, apart from an audience prize voted for by Radio 2 listeners which pitted long-running musicals against each other.

After the Dance

Alexandra rated it really liked it Sep 02, Sammie rated it it was amazing Sep 14, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just when you think there are no more surprises, those wily Brits have uncovered a forgotten play by one of their own, the eance Sir Terence Rattigan. I liked the play very much, but no wonder it did so badly.

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