After The Dance

After The Dance

At Lyttelton Theatre, National

The play After the Dance in London, is widely regarded as Terence Rattigan's masterpiece. Tickets to After the Dance in London can be purchased here!

As the world races towards catastrophe, a crowd of Mayfair socialites party their way to oblivion. At its centre is David, who idles away his sober moments researching a futile book until the beautiful Helen decides to save him, shattering his marriage and learning too late the depth of both David's indolence and his wife's undeclared love. But with finances about to crash and humanity on the brink of global conflict, the drink keeps flowing and the revellers dance on.

First staged in 1939, After the Dance, now often thought to be Terence Rattigan's masterpiece, offers a subtle, witty unmasking of the hedonistic 20s generation and a devastating study of repression and the human heart.


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Lyttelton Theatre, National
South Bank

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Evening performance
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