West End premiere of smash-hit Australian drama - directed by Michael 'Kiss Me Kate' Blakemore and starring Stephen Dillane Peter George, charismatic academic, idealist, lover of life, is dead. His wife, two ex-wives and daughter gather for his funeral. As the true nature of the man and his life unfolds, so these women discover more than they bargained for about the lives they have lived both in and out of his shadow. Life After George is a moving and perceptive insight into social change across three decades. From the barricades of the student movements of the late 1960s to the new millennium and its different demands on education, the role of the university has been crucial. And it is on this stage that the politically uncompromising George played out his brilliant, tempestuous career. A box-office sensation in Melbourne, Australia, Life After George opens in the West End in February with Stephen Dillane in the lead directed by Michael Blakemore and produced by Michael Codron, who have been responsible in the past for, among others, all the Michael Frayn hits such as Copenhagen and Noises Off.
Hannie Rayson is a graduate of Melbourne University and author of eight plays so far. Room to Move and Hotel Sorrento both won Australian Best Play awards. Hotel Sorrento has had over 50 productions at home and overseas and been made into a feature film.