‘That is the story of our beginning.
And this is the story of…the end’
Lovesong intertwines a couple in their 20s with the same man and woman a lifetime later. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience.
Love is a leap of faith.
Acclaimed writer Abi Morgan, whose film and television credits include the forthcoming Iron Lady (starring Meryl Streep), The Hour and Sex Traffic, is reunited with award-winning company Frantic Assembly (Beautiful Burnout, Stockholm) with whom she worked on the acclaimed and beguiling Tiny Dynamite.
Recommended age of 14+
The approximate running time is 90 minutes.
Writer: Abi Morgan
Direction and Choreography: Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett
Design: Merle Hensel
Lighting Design: Andy Purves
Sound Design: Carolyn Downing
Video Design: Ian William Galloway & Adam Young
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes
Cast: Edward Bennett, Sam Cox, Siân Phillips, Leanne Rowe
"Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett’s production is often deeply moving... superbly eloquent choreography"
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH - FOUR STARS
"achingly beautiful... directed and choreographed with imaginative precision and poignancy"
THE INDEPENDENT - FOUR STARS
"…it builds beautifully into a touching meditation on loss and separation through death. You may well not leave it dry-eyed."
THE TIMES - FOUR STARS
"What this beautiful 90-minute show has in glorious quantities... is skill and richness in theatrical presentation; in the poetry of Morgan’s text, in the powerful use of video and sound, and above all in Siân Phillips’s stunning central performance as Maggie, beautifully supported by Sam Cox as Bill, Leanne Rowe as Maggie’s younger self, and Edward Bennett as young Bill"
THE SCOTSMAN - FOUR STARS
"As the title suggests, Lovesong is a beautifully fragile elegy that's to die for"
THE HERALD SCOTLAND - FOUR STARS
"a heartfelt, beautifully crafted piece of theatre"
YORKSHIRE POST - FIVE STARS
"a highly emotional, tender piece... It feels as if one is holding one's breath from the first line to the last"
TIME OUT - FOUR STARS
"Like love itself, Lovesong can take your breath away."
"Lovesong is compelling, understated perfection"
"Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett's trademark choreography is superb."
WHAT'S ON STAGE - FOUR STARS