Hampstead, 1936. Aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie's heart.
His bankrupt mother Rhoda, a faded actress, frets about the bills and the fortunes of her penniless daughters while reminiscing about her glory days.
Clive's family and entourage of bohemian dependants all need him to make it big.
After October is Rodney Ackland's most autobiographical play, both a bittersweet homage to the theatre and a fascinating portrait of an impoverished family on the brink of a glamorous new life.