Proforca Theatre’s At Last, which received both OffWestEnd.com Offies and London Pub Theatres Award nominations for its premiere in September, returns by popular demand in December with new dates in London and Coventry, and the full original cast reprising their roles.
Heading outside of London for the first time, At Last runs for one night at the Albany Theatre Studio on 29 November 2019, before returning to Proforca’s home at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre for five performances only from 3 to 7 December 2019.
On 8 June 2018, the UK Government collapses. A far-right regime falls after ten years. This is the story of what happened next… Out of the fire, rubble and ashes, something new is born. A chance to learn about the past and to discover who we were to save the future. A chance to find hope anew, or to tear open wounds which will never close again.
This is the story of ten years of hate. Ten years of oppression and anger when we gave ourselves up to the dark. A story of the mother who fought for her broken sons, and the father who stood in judgement. The daughter willing to pay the ultimate price for freedom, the man who stood by and watched, and the woman who listened.
This is the story of when the world went mad. It is time to tell the truth. At Last.
At Last is co-written by James Lewis and Alexander Knott and helmed by Proforca artistic director David Brady with associate director Jess Barton. The cast from the play’s premiere run reprise their performances for the return dates: Melissa Phillips (as Grace), Anthony Fagan (Colin), Gemma Wray (Nikki), Demelza O’Sullivan (Marie), David Angland (Danny), Michael Faulkner (Jack) and Malcolm Jeffries (Asper).
David Brady said today:
“We were totally taken aback by the critical and phenomenal audience success of At Last, and we’re so excited to be bringing it back for a new run of shows. In addition to performances at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, we’re also delighted to take the show outside of London for the first time alongside our lovely friends at the Albany Theatre, Coventry.
“Our dystopian drama has never been more timely, and our brilliant cast have done an amazing job with some very challenging and provocative material. If you missed the show the first time, catch it in London for these final few performances before the show heads off to new adventures for 2020.”
What the critics say
At Last has been nominated for both an OffComm at the OffWestEnd.com Awards and a Standing Ovation prize at the London Pub Theatres Awards. Here’s a sample of what critics – including several Mates – have said about the show.
★★★★★ – ”…a stunning piece. Seek this out, find it, watch it, and don’t stop thinking about it” – Everything Theatre
★★★★★ – “At Last is a powerfully moving play. It is also a terrifying parable for the age we live in” – View from the Cheap Seats
★★★★★ – “Directed with incredible pace, precision and heartbreaking realism… At Last is played by a company at the top of their game” – The Review Chap
★★★★ – “At Last is provocative, emotional, gritty and thought-provoking – the qualities you wish for from every play you ever watch” – London Theatre Reviews
★★★★ – “With an explosive storyline and a first-rate cast, At Last cements itself as a modern classic” – Theatre Weekly
★★★★ – “‘Uniformly excellent performances and good directing make it a great watch’” – London Pub Theatres
★★★★ – “The high energy cast is excellent… Under David Brady’s direction (with Jess Barton) – it’s a great watch” – My Theatre Mates
★★★★ – “James Lewis and Alexander Knott’s new play allows a terrifying glimpse into the way an event…could become a reality” – Elaine Chapman (Theatre & Art Reviews)
At Last then returns to the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, London NW5 2ED from 3 to 7 December 2019 with performances at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12-14. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!