In press materials, the play is described as offering "a subtle, witty unmasking of the hedonistic '20s generation and a devastating study of repression and the human heart." The new production, staged by Thea Sharrock, launches a series of events leading up to the centenary of Terence Rattigan's birth in 2011. Here is a look at the show:
National Theatre's After the Dance
Other repertory offerings include Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women and Drew Pautz's Love the Sinner, plus the transfer of Northampton's Royal and Derngate productions of Eugene O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon and Tennessee Williams' Spring Storm.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7452 3000, or visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk