WORLD PREMIERE

BUT IT STILL

GOES ON

ABOUT

London 1932. Cecil Tompion, a popular writer, has bullied his children for most of their lives. Now, his son, an ex-army officer who survived the trenches of the Western Front, and his daughter, a doctor, are trying to break free. Their lives touched by another ex-soldier, David, and close friend Charlotte, who both desperately struggle to repress their homosexuality.

 

The generation that survived a war, have to confront who they really are when they discover that family is just another battlefield.

This unique rediscovery, never previously performed, by poet and novelist Robert Graves, was written in 1929 as a commission from the producers of Journey’s End. It now finally receives its long overdue world premiere at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre.

CREATIVE TEAM

WRITER

ROBERT GRAVES

DIRECTOR

FIDELIS MORGAN​

SET DESIGNER

DOUG MACKIE

COSTUME DESIGNER

LINDSAY HILL​

LIGHTING DESIGNER

MATT CATER

SOUND DESIGNER

BENJAMIN WINTER​

FINBOROUGH THEATRE

118 Finborough Road, SW10 9ED

www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

REVIEWS & AWARDS

'FASCINATING'  THE TIMES

'BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED BY SOPHIE WARD AND VICTOR GARDNER'  THE STAGE

'AN INTRIGUING REDISCOVERY... BOLDLY AHEAD OF WHAT WAS PUBLICLY ACCEPTABLE'  BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

★★★★★ 'ALAN COX DELIVERS A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE.

SOPHIE WARD IS A TOUR DE FORCE'  DIVA

★★★★ 'A STRONG COMMITED CAST... AN ENTERTAINING EVENING'  SPY IN THE STALLS

★★★★ 'ENGAGING... COMPELLING...AMUSING'  LONDON PUB THEATRES

★★★★ 'THE CAST IS QUITE EXTRAORDINARY. THIS PLAY OOZES CLASS'  CLOSE-UP CULTURE

★★★★ 'SOMETHING OF A COUP FOR THE TINY FINBOROUGH'  BROADWAY WORLD

'THE PERFORMANCES ARE TIP TOP'  CURTAIN UP

'SMART WITTY AND INTELLIGENT'  BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

'WORTHY ADDITION TO PLAYS ABOUT THE WAR, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY ABOUT INTERWAR HOMOSEXUALITY'  REVIEWS HUB

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

CAST

BIOS AT DATE OF SHOW

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ALAN

COX

 

Dick Tompion 

Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Cornelius, Chu Chin Chow and Atman as part of Vibrant – An Anniversary Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2010. 

 

Trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Theatre includes The Caretaker (Adelaide Festival and US Tour), The Tempest (Jericho House), Blok/Eko, Hurts Given and Received, Found in the Ground and The Fence (The Wrestling School), Behind the Eye (Cincinnati Playhouse), 50 Hour Improvathon (Hoxton Hall), Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Performs), Orwell: A Celebration (Trafalgar Studios), Frost/Nixon (US Tour), Natural Selection (Theatre 503), Passion Play (Goodman Theatre, Chicago), Translations (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Creeper (Playhouse Theatre), The Rubenstein Kiss (Hampstead Theatre), The Earthly Paradise (Almeida Theatre), John Bull’s Other Island (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), The Flu Season (Gate Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Duchess of Malfi (Salisbury Playhouse), Three Sisters (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), An Enemy Of The People, Wild Oats, Absolute Hell and The Seagull (National Theatre), The Lady's Not for Burning and On The Razzle (Chichester Festival Theatre), Strange Interlude (Duke of York’s Theatre), and several productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is a regular improviser with Ken Campbell's School of Night.

 

Film includes The Speed of Thought, Not Only But Always. Act Naturally, Ladies in Lavender, The Waterfalls of Slunj, Justice. Weight, Cor Blimey, The Auteur Theory, Contagion, Mrs. Dalloway, An Awfully Big Adventure and Young Sherlock Holmes.

 

Television includes The Good Wife, Lucan, A Voyage Around My Father, The Odyssey, Not Only But Always, Housewife 49, John Adams and Margaret.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

STAGE MANAGER

ALEXANDRA KATIAGIDA

MEG CARR

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MEGAN BRITTAN

 

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

EMILIA NURMUKHAMETOVA

PRODUCED BY ANDREW MAUNDER

IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARSALAN SATTARI 

NEIL MCPHERSON

AT FINBOROUGH THEATRE

SCHEDULES & TICKETS

Tue to Sun evenings at 7.30pm.

Sat and Sun matinees at 3.00pm.

Previews (10 and 11 July) £14 all seats.

Prices until 22 July £18, £16 concessions 

Tue £16 all seats

Fri and Sat £18 all seats.

Prices from 24 July £20, £18 concessions 

Tue £18 all seats

Fri and Sat £20 all seats.

Performance Length: Approximately two hours with one interval of fifteen minutes.