Someone shares a secret. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone has never felt like this before. Someone remembers everything. Someone is in love. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone can’t sleep. Someone’s been fired. Someone loves him more than you do.
‘because I wouldn’t remember all this if without the video I wouldn’t remember hardly anything at all about it because I can’t remember anything about that day that’s not on the video not clearly’
The play was originally staged at the Royal Court in 2012, and was well-received by theatre critics and audiences.
It is a piece of Brechtian Epic Theatre, exploring what it means to love and form relationships in the modern, technological world. In a rapid quick-fire succession of scenes, where the audience are bombarded by information, the play shows a kaleidoscope of snapshot conversations – at times funny; at times, poignant.
It explores the private as well as public consequences of living in the digital age, where access to information is both instant and changeable; where we are often socially-isolated in the way we connect with each other and the world. A world of immediate digital communication: ipads, mobile devices, online dating, and virtual friendships on social media.
The production contains explicit language and is, therefore, not suitable for children.
Kirsty Elmer is an actor, director and teacher. She has previously directed ‘Five Kinds of Silence’, ‘The Permanent Way’ and ‘Decade’ at the NVT.
Event: Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, director by Kirsty Elmer
Where: New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Hove, Brighton BN1 2PT
When: July 15-23, 2016
Time: Evening performances: 7.45pm: Matinee: Sun 17h July at 2.30pm. No evening performances on SUN/ MON Evenings.
Entry: £9.00: Final Friday and Saturday nights: £10.00: First Friday and Tuesday nights: £8.00
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