Emotions come fast, sometimes funny and more often downright furious in Cordelia Lynn's Love and Other Acts of Violence, which is two-thirds of a major play before going off the rails in a final sequence - an Epilogue which is arresting to look at but thematically hamfisted, even superfluous. The first so-called "proper" play to open at the Donmar Warehouse in 18 months (their much-acclaimed Blindness was a sound installation), this nervy and unnerving one-act is terrifically acted by its cast...
Love and Other Acts of Violence Information
A young Jewish physicist and a left-wing poet meet at a party and fall in love. As society splinters around them, the couple's struggle to survive erupts into violence.
Cordelia Lynn's new play is a subversive and intimate love story about inheritance and the cycles of politics and history. Elayce Ismail directs a cast including Abigail Weinstock and Richard Katz.
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Cast and creative
By: Cordelia Lynn
Director: Elayce Ismail
Cast list: Abigail Weinstock, Richard Katz, Tom Mothersdale
Design: Basia Bińkowska
Lighting: Joshua Pharo
Choreography: Yarit Dor
Sound: Richard Hammarton