After the Ball

Presented by Time Productions


Written by Ian Grant
Directed by Nadia Papachronopoulou
Designed by Natalie Pryce
Lighting Design by George Bach
Sound Design & Composition by Chris Drohan
Cast includes Jack Bennett, Mark Carlisle, Stuart Fox, Elizabeth Healey, Emily Tucker and Julia Watson
7th – 24th March 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday Matinees 11th & 18th March 4pm
Saturday Matinees 17th & 24th March 3pm
Preview 7th March £10

You’ve been away almost two years. I haven’t seen you, I haven’t hardly heard from you… I’m your wife.
London, 1914. As the Great War breaks out in Europe, Blanche and William meet at a dance and marry. They share a political passion for peace, but William enlists to fight in Belgium. Amidst the horrors of the battlefield, he finds love with another woman, while Blanche is left at home with their baby.

Ian Grant’s new play explores how our acts reverberate down the generations. Inspired by a true event, and spanning sixty years, After the Ball is a gripping ensemble piece about desire, personal responsibility and the devastating repercussions of human conflict.

Directed by Nadia Papachronopoulou (Unrivalled Landscape ★★★★ Time Out – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond) and produced by Time Productions (Tiny Dynamite – Old Red Lion Theatre), After the Ball was shortlisted for the Terence Rattigan Society New Play Award 2017.

Highgate playwright Ian Grant’s previous work includes Stella Europa (Hen and Chickens Theatre) and the libretto Thomas Boleyn (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford). He is Chairman of Inpress Ltd and The Poetry Book Society, and co-founded Time Productions after a successful 40 year career in publishing.

£10 – £16

Post Show Discussion

After their acclaimed debut with Abi Morgan’s Tiny Dynamite, Time Productions presents the world premiere of Ian Grant‘s gripping new play After the Ball, spanning sixty years from 1914. How do the scars of war affect the lives of the women and children left behind? How do our actions reverberate down the generations? 

At the 4pm matinee on Mothering Sunday, 11 March, leading theatre commentator Terri Paddock – founder of MyTheatreMates, StageFaves and WhatsOnStage – will lead a post-show discussion with writer Ian Grant, director Nadia Papachronopoulou and members of the cast about parenting and other themes raised in After the Ball.


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