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:

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

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

French Without Tears
Cause Célèbre
First Episode
The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition)
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
The Deep Blue Sea
In Praise of Love
The Winslow Boy
The Browning Version
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
French Without Tears (2015 edition)
Who is Sylvia?
Flare Path
Harlequinade
After the Dance
All On Her Own
Separate Tables
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
Ross
The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
Duologue

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