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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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:

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

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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