After the Ball : Old Vic.
THE PROGRAMME to After the Ball is Over publishes a lengthy extract from the Sunday Times on hunting. It seems unlikely that either those who support or those who attack blood sports will demonstrate at William Douglas Home's new corned y at the Old Vic. In the first place Mr Home makes both Ille protestors and advocates likeable characters and Iltey end LIP liking each other.
After the Ball is Over is an enjoyable comedy, not surprisingly since the playwright is one of the most experienced living writers of English comedy and he is supported by a team of actors well versed in performing comedy: Anthony Otioyle,
Patrick Cargill and Maxine Audley.
There is no hidden message in this play. it is simply entertaining and yet it does help to illustrate to both sides of the bland sport debate that they would benefit by gelling to know each other rather than indulging in confrontation.
The plot of the play is not complicated. Amongst other things it assumes that the Lords has passed a bill outlawing fox hunting and the Master of the Hunt is faced with the dilemma of whether he should break the law or not. The play relies on dialogue and in that field Mr Home is aim expert.
Whatever your views you can enjoy a good laugh at the Old