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Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ
t: 02073533331
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Sedos presents a new production of the acclaimed drama After the Dance at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street, from 9th to 13th April 2019.

After the Dance by Terence Rattigan is a hilarious, heartbreaking and hauntingly beautiful play. Despite being a critical success when it premiered in 1938, the looming declaration of war meant it was quickly forgotten until a 2010 revival at the National Theatre brought it back to prominence.

Written as an attack on the hedonistic lifestyle of the ‘bright young things’ of the 1920s and 30s, the play's action takes place on the eve of the Second World War in the drawing-room of the Scott-Fowlers’ flat in Mayfair, a fashionable part of London. The play focuses on David Scott-Fowler and his wife Joan who revel in their hard-drinking, hard-partying lifestyle and maintain they married for amusement and not for love. When a third figure comes into the equation the couple have to face the truth of their lives, to disastrous consequence.

This forgotten masterpiece combines a dynamic cast and clean and simple design with Rattigan’s timeless script. Director Jon Foster’s vision ‘mixes elements of tragedy with savage humour, bringing fully rounded characters to life to examine the themes that make us all human: love, ageing, fear for of the unknown and the capacity for people to change’.
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