(Cameron Woodhead’s article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, 8/27.)  

THEATRE
LOVESONG ★★★★

Abi Morgan, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, until September 23

Abi Morgan’s Lovesong is a tear-jerker. A poignant but clear-eyed portrayal of a married couple in the prime of life (and at the end of it), the play swims like the memory of a dream between them.

The four-hander follows Maggie (Jillian Murray) and Billy (Paul English), an elderly childless couple staring down the barrel of Maggie’s terminal illness. Her decision to die looms over the intimate rhythms of their daily life, prompting remembrances of things past.

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Photo:  Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre

 

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