After Life
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040146Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
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EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788503914Publication Date:
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First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2021

After Life

By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

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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.

Adapted from Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film, After Life is a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

Written by Jack Thorne from a concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Thorne, After Life was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in June 2021.

It was directed by Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong, by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.

Press Quotes

'A compelling vision of eternity'

The Times

'A powerful show with subtlety and tenderness'

The i

'A great idea, charmingly done... Although After Life is based on a film, its best parts are pure theatre'

Guardian

'Miraculous... an absolutely superb play... I was incredibly moved by it... a properly transcendent piece of theatre'

Time Out
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040146Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788503914Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

When You Cure Me
Woyzeck
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Junkyard
CripTales: Six Monologues
Red Car, Blue Car
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Let the Right One In (stage version)
A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)
Mydidae
A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version) (new edition)
Stacy
Hope
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
2nd May 1997
the end of history...
Fanny and Faggot
Bunny

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