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Absolute Hell - British Theatre after the Blitz

Tues 15 May, 2pm
Running Time: 3 hours

Uncovering the surprisingly varied theatre that emerged in post-war Britain, we will explore theatre censorship, political drama, and playwrights like Christopher Fry (The Lady’s Not for Burning), T S Eliot (The Cocktail Party), and Rodney Ackland (Absolute Hell).

A half-day session led by Dan Rebellato with contributions from John Gardyne and actors from the NT Absolute Hell company.

Programme for British Theatre after the Blitz

2.00-2.15 Introduction with Dan Rebellato

2.15-3.00 John Gardyne in conversation

3.00 Short break

3.15-4.15 Play Readings with actors from the NT Company

4.15-5.00 Censorship discussion (also with extracts) & Q&A

Tickets £30 (concessions £20 / students £7.50)

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