After Life

Cast: 5-6f 7-8m

Staging: Simple but inventive staging required

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040146Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound, 160 pages ISBN: 9781839043420Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
Size: 297mm x 210mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788503914Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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.


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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

Cast: 5-6f 7-8m

Staging:Simple but inventive staging required

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781839040146Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound,160 pages ISBN: 9781839043420Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
Size: 297mm x 210mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781788503914Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

Jack Thorne Plays: Two
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
Woyzeck
The Motive and the Cue
Let the Right One In
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Bunny
Hamish
Stacy
When You Cure Me
Whiff Whaff
the end of history...
Boo
Hope
Red Car, Blue Car
2nd May 1997
CripTales: Six Monologues
Junkyard
Mydidae
A Christmas Carol
Fanny and Faggot

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