Rattigan's Nijinsky

Cast: 4f 7m doubling

Staging: various interior settings - can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421677Publication Date:
21 Jul 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Chichester Festival Theatre, 2011

Rattigan's Nijinsky

By Nicholas Wright and Terence Rattigan

Paperback £9.99£7.99

The extraordinary story of the relationship between the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, drawing on an unproduced screenplay by Terence Rattigan. 

In a hotel room a once-lauded playwright meets Nijinsky's elderly widow, Romola, to fight over his latest play. Meanwhile, in the same room, Diaghilev and the young Romola fight over the tormented Nijinsky.

In 1974, Terence Rattigan wrote a television script for the BBC about the relationship between Diaghilev, the impresario behind the Ballets Russes, and Nijinsky, the most renowned dancer of all time, which Rattigan described as 'the greatest love story since Romeo and Juliet'. But the playwright withdrew the play and it was never produced. Now in this bold re-imagining of events, Nicholas Wright investigates why.

Nicholas Wright's play Rattigan's Nijinsky was first staged at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2011.

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'Wright stylishly interlaces Rattigan's scenes with infinitely more fascinating ones of his own'

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'A richly entertaining study of artistic temperaments and attitudes to homosexuality in the early and mid 20th century'

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Cast: 4f 7m doubling

Staging:various interior settings - can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421677Publication Date:
21 Jul 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Nicholas Wright:

Travelling Light
Vincent in Brixton
One Fine Day
The Custom of the Country
Thérèse Raquin (Zola/Wright)
Mrs Klein
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
The Reporter
His Dark Materials (stage version)
Naked
The Desert Air
8 Hotels
John Gabriel Borkman
Lulu
Regeneration (stage version)
Cressida
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
Treetops
The Last of the Duchess

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

First Episode
After the Dance
Flare Path
The Winslow Boy
Cause Célèbre
The Browning Version
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
All On Her Own
French Without Tears (2015 edition)
The Deep Blue Sea
Who is Sylvia?
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
Separate Tables
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
Duologue
Harlequinade
French Without Tears
Ross
In Praise of Love

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