Don’t expect your “typical period drama” with the world premiere of AFTER THE BALL, opening next month at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Watch our interviews trailer with leading lady Julia Watson, director Nadia Papachronopoulou and playwright Ian Grant about this “exciting piece of new writing” spanning 66 years. And then get booking!
Ian Grant’s new play explores how our acts reverberate down the generations. Inspired by a true event in 1918 and an unresolved family memory, AFTER THE BALL is a gripping ensemble piece, spanning sixty years, about desire, personal responsibility and the devastating repercussions of human conflict.
London, 1914. As the Great War breaks out in Europe, Blanche and William meet at a dance and marry. They share a political passion for peace, but William enlists to fight in Belgium. Amidst the horrors of the battlefield, he finds love with another woman, while Blanche is left at home with their baby.
Nadia Papachronopoulou directs the ensemble cast, which comprises Jack Bennett, Mark Carlisle, Stuart Fox, Elizabeth Healey, Emily Tucker and Julia Watson. The premiere is presented by Time Productions, following their critically acclaimed inaugural production, David Loumgair’s revival of Abi Morgan’s Tiny Dynamite, seen earlier this year at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
AFTER THE BALL runs 7 to 24 March 2018 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Gatehouse pub, Highgate Village, London N16. Performances are Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees 11 & 18 March at 4pm, Saturday matinees 17 & 24 March at 3pm. Tickets are priced £10-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!