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Images released of the cast of But It Still Goes On at the Finborough Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

Pre-production images have been released of the cast of But It Still Goes On. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, But It Still Goes On by Robert Graves, author of Goodbye To All That and I Claudius, is to receive its world premiere at the Kensington venue.

Directed by Fidelis Morgan, it runs for a four-week limited season – from Tuesday, July 10 to Saturday, August 4, 2018 – as part of the Finborough Theatre’s THEGREATWAR100 series commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

This generation’s no good, no good at all. They don’t possess any deep emotions. They don’t know what passion is.

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 are 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, was written in 1929 as a commission from the producers of Journey’s End. Influenced by the drawing room comedies of Noël Coward and W. Somerset Maugham, it explores themes of adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, gender politics, casual sex, and inter-generational conflict, but with a surreal dark twist.

The cast includes Alan Cox (as Dick Tompion), Victor Gardener (David Casselis), Jack Klaff (Cecil Tompion), Hayward B Morse (Richard Pritchard), Rachel Pickup (Dorothy Tompion), Claire Redcliffe (Jane Arden), Joshua Ward (Young Soldier), Sophie Ward (Charlotte Tompion) and Charlotte Weston (Elizabetta Behrens).

Presented by Andrew Maunder in association with Arsalan Sattari Productions and Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, But It Still Goes On has set design by Doug Mackie, lighting design by Richard Williamson and sound design by Benjamin Winter.

The European premiere of Finishing The Picture, Arthur Miller’s final work, continues at The Finborough Theatre until Saturday, July 7, 2018.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 01223 357851 or visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/.