What is the one memory you would like to take from your mortal life into the beyond? This is the question that Jack Thorne’s latest play After Life poses for its audience and its characters, as the story explores the confines and escapism of memory and reality in death. Read more
If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?
A group of strangers grapple with this impossible question as they 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.
Written by Jack Thorne from a concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Jack Thorne comes a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives. Adapted from Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film, After Life is a new co-production with Headlong.
After Life is the first play to reopen at the National's Dorfman Theatre.