After Life

Cast: 5-6f 7-8m

Staging: Simple but inventive staging required

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 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%)
EPUB, 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.

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: £75 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%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788503914Publication Date:
25 Nov 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

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

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