Frantic Assembly and Drum Theatre Plymouth in association with Chichester Festival Theatre

Lovesong

Abi Morgan

Lovesong poster

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‘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.

LOVESONG SCREENING

We are thrilled to announce that Lovesong is coming to London's Tricycle Theatre for a public screening, followed by a Q&A with our Artistic Director Scott Graham*.

Date        11:00 on Sunday 11 May 2014
Where
    The Tricycle Theatre, London NW6
Tickets    Click here for tickets

*subject to change

LOVESONG AT DIGITAL THEATRE

Lovesong is now available to watch online or download from Digital Theatre.

The production was filmed live at the Lyric Hammersmith in February by Digital Theatre, who work in partnership with Britain’s leading theatre companies to capture live performance authentically on screen.

For more information, prices and to watch Lovesong at Digital Theatre
click HERE.

Creative Team

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

Reviews

"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."
OBSERVER

"Lovesong is compelling, understated perfection"
THE STAGE

"Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett's trademark choreography is superb."
WHAT'S ON STAGE - FOUR STARS

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Partners

Developed in association with the RSC Studio

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Photography Credit

Lovesong image by Perou
Rehearsal photographs by Helen Maybanks
Production photographs by Johan Persson