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After Life

written by Jack Thorne
adapted from the film by Hirokazu Kore-eda
concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Jack Thorne
a co-production with Headlong

2 June–24 July 2021

After Life

If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?

A group of strangers grapple with this impossible question as they find themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death. Encouraged by enigmatic officials, they must sift through their past lives to choose their forever.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) from a concept by Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) and Jack Thorne comes a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives.

Adapted from Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film, After Life is a new co-production with Headlong.

We can’t wait to welcome you back for live performances

We're proud to be See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that we are COVID-secure and following the latest government and performing arts guidelines.

Here are some helpful points to remember when booking tickets and planning your visit:

  • Seating in the Dorfman theatre will be physically distanced throughout the run of After Life.
  • Tickets will be available for households and support bubbles to buy in singles, pairs or groups of 3-4 people.
  • When selecting your tickets, you will be given an arrival slot to help us control social distancing.
  • Closer to your visit, we will email your e-tickets along with a specific arrival time.

Learn more about the ways we are welcoming audiences back safely


Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund


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Public booking opens on Friday 30 April, at noon

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Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20
Previews 1 & 2
£50, £33, £23, £20
All other Previews
£54, £38, £35, £26, £20

Access performances

Captioned performances, for deaf and hard of hearing
Saturday 26 June at 2.30pm
Wednesday 14 July at 2.30pm

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Wednesday 21 July at 2.30pm with pre-show Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Saturday 3 July at 2.30pm with pre-show Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Pre-show drinks and snacks menu

We ask that you order refreshments in advance so our team can make them available to you on arrival.

After adding tickets to your basket, you will have the option to choose from the below menu, for pre-show drinks and snacks.

Wines, Beers & Spirits
Prosecco 125ml – £8.50
White Wine 175ml – £6.50
Red Wine 175ml – £6.50
Lager 330ml – £5.50
Pale Ale 330ml – £5.50
Gin & Tonic – £6.50

Soft Drinks
Still Water 500ml – £2.50
Sparkling Water 500ml – £2.50
Coca Cola 200ml – £2.50
Diet Coke 200ml – £2.50

Salted Nuts – £2.50
Cadbury Twirl Bites – £3


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