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After Life - National Theatre (Dorfman)

Jeremy Herrin

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IN early spring 2021, Headlong and the National Theatre will co-produce After Life, a new play created by Jack Thorne, Jeremy Herrin and Bunny Christie.

After Life was adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). It will be directed by Jeremy Herrin (Labour of Love, People, Places and Things) and designed by Bunny Christie (Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards, 2019).

If you had to pick one moment to exist in for eternity what would it be?

Somewhere between life and death, there is a room. Your life is over, but the stakes have never been higher. You’ve got three days to choose a memory. What can you endure?

This process can be difficult, it can be painful even, but we are dedicated to try and make it as beautiful as possible for you.

Described as passionate and witty, After Life is the stunning adaptation of the classic film by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, the Palme d’Or-winning director of Shoplifters.

The play will receive its world premiere at the National’s Dorfman Theatre in January 2021.