The Terence Rattigan SocietySir Terence Rattigan

The Terence Rattigan Society was founded in Sir Terence Rattigan’s centenary year, 2011,  to celebrate, enjoy and study the work and life of one of the Twentieth Century’s greatest playwrights.  A prolific and successful author of plays and film scripts,  Terence Rattigan’s most celebrated works include ‘French Without Tears’, ‘The Winslow Boy’, ‘The Browning Version’, ‘The Deep Blue Sea’, and ‘Separate Tables’.

BENEFITS of membership include:

A regular printed copy of the dedicated magazine, with articles by leading playwrights, biographers and critics, as well as theatre listings and news and views.

Visits to the leading drama schools for Rattigan productions, by talented young students.

Masterclasses for students both young and mature, arranged in cooperation with the drama schools.

Theatre visits at discount prices, with optional suppers and an opportunity to meet like-minded people.  Discussions with cast members and directors.

Opportunities to visit Rattigan’s home at Albany and his birthplace in Cornwall Gardens.

Events at The Garrick Club, courtesy of its historian, Geoffrey Wansell.

Opportunities to attend events at Rattigan’s former school, Harrow and to explore their Rattigan archive.

Opportunities to visit RAF sites with a Rattigan resonance, with film screenings and supper.

Walking tours of areas where Rattigan lived and worked.

The Society was founded in 2011 with the support and approval of The Sir Terence Rattigan Charitable Trust and also of his biographers, Michael Darlow and Geoffrey Wansell.

President: David Suchet, CBE.
Vice Presidents
:  Michael Darlow, The Lord Fellowes of West Stafford, DL, Dr Holly Hill, Greta Scacchi, Geoffrey Wansell
Chairman:  Barbara Longford

Latest News

Society News 2019

Last modified on 2019-09-06 20:17:35 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Advance notice: the Society’s AGM will be held on Saturday, 30th November – details will be sent to members with the next newsletter.

The Society has recently joined the Alliance of Literary Societies – do visit their website: allianceofliterarysocieties.wordpress.com and in particular the publications area where you will find newsletters and copies of the ALS journal ALSo.  The Autumn 2019 Newsletter from the ALS is now available on their website.

There are two events at the British Library on Tuesday 17th September.  Both events are hosted by Society member Professor Dan Rebellato.

The first event called ‘Show and Tell’ is from 5pm – 6pm and Professor Rebellato and a British Library Curator will enable Society members to see and handle some of the early drafts of Rattigan’s most famous plays, letters, cuttings files and more.  This event is exclusively for members of the Terence Rattigan Society.  Numbers are strictly limited – please contact Susan Cooper (susan.cooper@talktalk.net) for further details and availability.

The second event called ‘Craftsman at Work!  Secrets from the Rattigan Archive‘ is from 7.15pm – 8.30pm.  Professor Rebellato has worked in the Rattigan Archive for over twenty years and this illustrated lecture will give a glimpse into what the Archive can tell us about Rattigan’s process, his craft and his theatre.  This event is open to the general public and tickets are on general sale from the British Library from 7th June.


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