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After Life

After Life by Jack Thorne. Preview. At the Criterion Theatre 4-11 February 2023.

If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?

A group of strangers find themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death. Encouraged by enigmatic officials, they must sift through their past lives to choose their forever.

Adapted from Hirokazu Kore-eda’s award-winning film, ‘After Life’ this is a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and die.

Written by Jack Thorne (Let the Right One In, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and for television, Help, Shameless, Skins, and This is England,) After Life was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in June 2021.

You are invited to help the Criterion to create a Memory Soundscape for this production. Will you share your favourite memory? Your memory will be used to create a beautiful soundscape for this powerful and poignant play.

To be a part of this creative project, just call the Criterion on: Share your memory voice-note at 02475 122159 (local rates apply).

After Life runs from 4 – 11 February 2023, The Criterion Theatre, Earlsdon, Coventry. Details


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