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APRIL De An­n­ge­lis’ lat­est play Af­ter Elec­tra is be­ing per­formed by the Pend­ley Theatre Com­pany at the Court Theatre af­ter pre­mier­ing at Lon­don’s Tri­cy­cle Theatre last year.

The mov­ing black com­edy fea­tures Vir­gie, about to cel­e­brate her 84th birth­day with fam­ily and in­vited friends. Al­though viewed as a bad mother by some, par­tic­u­larly by her sullen, ther­a­pist daugh­ter, Hay­den, she is a renowned painter and a pas­sion­ate dis­ci­ple of Car­avag­gio’s school – very top­i­cal of late.

Af­ter Elec­tra ex­plores the af­ter­math fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of her fu­ture plans as the shock of the un­ex­pected sends every­one’s world up­side down.

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