Adrian Scarborough

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After the Dance

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor & Best Revival, After The Dance, Olivier Awards, 2011; Best Supporting Actor, After The Dance, What's On Stage Awards, 2011
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Role John Reid
Director Thea Sharrock
National Theatre
Set in 1939, Terrence Rattigan’s play follows aging Mayfair socialites David and Joan Scott-Fowler as their 12 year marriage comes under threat from Helen, the young wife of David’s cousin Peter. As the Second World War looms ominously on the horizon, the former ‘Bright Young Things’ attempt to paper over the cracks in their relationship and lose themselves in drink, drugs and lavish parties with tragic consequences.

Adrian plays John Reid, David and Joan’s perpetually inebriated houseguest, in the production.
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Reviews

Adrian Scarborough is unimprovable Michael Billington
The Guardian

Adrian Scarborough has perhaps never been better than he is as John  Henry Hitchings
London Evening Standard

Adrian Scarborough gives a funny and touching performance as the apparently parasitic friend, delivering one-liners with delicious aplomb while slowly revealing a deep sense of morality Charles Spencer
The Telegraph

Scarborough touchingly suggests the reserves of wisdom and affection in this layabout that make him the play's penetrating truth-teller-in-chief Paul Taylor
Independent

Adrian Scarborough passes from extremely-reliable-character-actorhood into apprentice National Treasure status.
The West End Whingers