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Post-Mortem

Guildhall presents Noël Coward's WW1 drama

Guildhall School presents Noël Coward's Post-Mortem

A young soldier dying in the trenches has visions of visiting his surviving family and friends still enjoying wealthy decadent lives in the early thirties.

Post-Mortem was first performed in 1944 in an Austrian prisoner of war camp but was never performed professionally in Coward’s lifetime. Written in 1930 when he was 31 years old, it is a surprisingly angry and bitter vilification of the ruling classes who seem to have learnt nothing from the mass homicide of the First World War.

The Guildhall School is delighted to welcome the distinguished partnership of director Lucy Bailey and designer William Dudley in this production which explores the use of video to uncover the darker, more serious side of Coward.

Promoted by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Please note that  Beech Street (connecting Barbican Station to Silk Street) will be closed from 9pm Friday 24 November to 5.30am Monday 27 November to allow tunnel maintenance.

This amateur production of “Post-Mortem” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

This production has been made possible by the generosity of QED Productions.

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