The After-Dinner Joke – Online

“In a certain light, everything is political…”

A razor-sharp satire on the business of charity, Caryl Churchill’s The After-Dinner Joke follows Selby, a young woman who quits her secretarial job in a big corporation to pursue her passion for ‘doing good’. In her new life as a charity worker she strives to avoid becoming embroiled in political issues – but when money is involved, is that ever really possible?

Following the success of our digital premiere of Steven Berkoff’s The Secret Love Life Of Ophelia (“ingenious” Sunday Express), we are once again bringing together a large cast of recently graduated actors to present a unique online premiere, showcasing some of the most exciting talents of tomorrow.

“will help open doors for the next generation” The Times on The Secret Love Life Of Ophelia

THE AFTER-DINNER JOKE was first transmitted on BBC1 on 14 February 1978. This production was made by special arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and Caryl Churchill.

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by James Haddrell
Edited by Malcolm Reid for Dragonfly Design

Ticket purchasing info:
  • Purchase your 11:59pm, 28th March ticket. Don’t worry. This link will be valid from the 15th March until 28th March, at midnight.
  • Select e-ticket in the checkout
  • You will be sent a web link to to stream on the 15th March. This is available to you from 15th March – 28th March.
Production Company Greenwich Theatre
Performance Dates28 March-28 March

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