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

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Forthcoming productions

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The Society’s next event is a visit to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW92SA on Saturday 13th July at 2.30pm to see While the Sun Shines.

In Rattigan’s lifetime,  While the Sun Shines was his most successful play.  It is a brilliant comedy, set in wartime London.  It opened on Christmas Eve in 1943 when the war was far from over, yet the previous 12 months had seen a decisive turning of the tide in the Allies’ favour.  The play ran for 1,154 performances.  We had a group visit to see this play at the Theatre Royal, Bath, in 2016.  That production, directed by Christopher Luscombe, was extremely well received and greatly enjoyed by our members.


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