AfterFriel – October 2016

After Friel runs from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th October at 20:00 at the Warehouse Studio Theatre

Brian Friel was not only a much acclaimed playwright but he also adapted and translated, faithfully and tenderly, the plays of others.

The ITG would like to bring you two such works; very different in their content, style and approach but clearly from the pen of the same writer with his recurring interest in how we try to reinvent ourselves and the convenient lies we tell to the world around us.
One ‘after Chekhov’, the other ‘after Macklin’ and now sadly, one year on from his death, ‘After Friel’.

The London Vertigo, an 18th century farce by Charles Macklin but now stripped down to its hilarious essentials and ‘Afterplay’, an extension to the lives of two characters from two different Chekhov plays who meet 20 years after their dramatic embodiments left the stage.

(The London Vertigo was ITG’s FEATS 2016 entry, where it picked up three awards: Best Production, Best Stage Presentation, and Best Actor – Sneak preview behind the scenes)