Rattigan's Nijinsky

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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Description

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 Russian 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. We explore why...

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp into building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Chris Tibble 87 days ago

A really good start to a fringe day. Rattigan’s Nijinski is a smart, witty and compelling play. The performances by the actors were generally very good, with Rattigan’s constant presence on stage adding reaction but not distraction.

Some great performances also from Nijinski’s wife, both old and young, and some scene stealing cameos from the room boy, Rattigan’s mother and the BBC producer.

There was some fumbling of lines, which was a surprise this far into the run, which affected the performance a touch, but on the whole a fascinating and engrossing look into the minds of Rattigan and Nijinsky.

Well worth a watch, recommended. A solid 3 Stars

Karen Garforth 88 days ago

Rattigan’s Nijinsky - excellent performance by an exceptional young cast. Really interesting play - loved it!

Jane Wilson 88 days ago

Fascinating, funny and sad story from talented young cast. Creatively staged in an intimate space. You saw them here first!


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ScotsGay (3/5 stars) 87 days ago

It is 1974 and the ageing and famous playwright Sir Terence Rattigan is in his office preparing the script for a BBC television play about what he considers, “the greatest love story since Romeo and Juliet,” that between the ballet impresario Diaghilev and the amazing dancer Nijinsky. At the same...

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