'Rattigan Returns' study day
Terence Rattigan's work has seen a recent resurgence in theatres across the UK. Playwright, teacher and academic Dan Rebellato, editor of the NHB Rattigan Collection, will lead this day-long event which explores the renewed interest in Rattigan's work.
Rattigan was one of the most successful playwrights of the 20th century, with many of his plays receiving long West End and Broadway runs, numerous revivals, and transfers to screen. Until recently, he tended to be dismissed as a lightweight, class-bound, conservative and even emotionally dishonest writer of mere 'well-made plays'. This event is an opportunity to look again at his plays and his reputation, revealing the extraordinary precision and subtlety of his craft, and the bold, emotionally rich, socially questioning aspects of his work.
The day will look at The Deep Blue Sea, which is currently in repertoire at the National Theatre, and consider works like After the Dance, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, and Separate Tables, as well as other, lesser-known plays.
Thursday 15 September 2016, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Running Time: 6hrs approx
Tickets: £45/34 from the National Theatre Box Office
The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition), The Deep Blue Sea, The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
Date: Thursday 15th September 2016
Location: Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre