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Rattigan's Nijinsky  

Based on a screenplay by Terence Rattigan

Rattigan's Nijinsky $20.86 ex GST
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The extraordinary story of the relationship between the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, drawing on an unproduced screenplay by Terence Rattigan. 

In a hotel room a once-lauded playwright meets Nijinsky's elderly widow, Romola, to fight over his latest play. Meanwhile, in the same room, Diaghilev and the young Romola fight over the tormented Nijinsky

In 1974, Terence Rattigan wrote a television script for the BBC about the relationship between Diaghilev, the impresario behind the Ballets Russes, and Nijinsky, the most renowned dancer of all time, which Rattigan described as ‘the greatest love story since Romeo and Juliet'. But the playwright withdrew the play and it was never produced. Now in this bold re-imagining of events, Nicholas Wright investigates why.

Review
Wright stylishly interlaces Rattigan's scenes with infinitely more fascinating ones of his own -  Evening Standard



Cast : 7M, 4F (doubling required)

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-167-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Nicholas Wright's previous plays include the acclaimed National Theatre adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, Mrs Klein, Rattigan’s Nijinsky, The Reporter and Vincent In Brixton, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2003. His most recent play was The Last of the Duchess for Hampstead Theatre directed by Richard Eyre. All of his plays are published by Nick Hern Books.

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