One Last Thing (For Now)
418 St John's Street, EC1V 4NJ London
Starts Monday, 05/12/16 16:05
Some lives are touched by war.
Some lives are kissed by it.
Some are ended by it.
Some remain untouched.
Which one is yours?...
Following a successful international tour of the critically-acclaimed show There’s No Place Like
Written by Lilac Yosiphon together with the ensemble
Presented by Althea Theatre
An officer in Russia cannot bear to tell a woman, far away in Wales, that her husband had died. Instead, he writes her love letters pretending to be him. A woman in London awaits a letter that will never come while another skypes love messages to her boyfriend in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, a soldier addresses his last letter to his former teacher who refused to join the army. And a hundred years ago, a woman wants to send her touch to her husband, so she cuts off her hand and puts it in an envelope, and goes on a journey to the other side of the world to deliver it herself.
Inspired by love letters written during war time across different cultures and languages, One Last Thing (For Now) is a universal look at the words of love against the wounds of war and everything in between.
.... War wounds never quite heal, war letters are never quite forgotten; both just get hidden away by old memories and dusty pieces of cloth, waiting to be found...
Tickets 16/12 (con)
All matinees 10 pounds
14/3 – Pay as you can Tuesday
Althea Theatre is an international ensemble of British and non-British actors based in London. By exploring local and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues relevant to society today.
If you have a love letter connected to the borough of Islington waiting to be found, please contact us at email@example.com as one scene will be inspired by the local community.
Ticket limit per person 8
(inc. GBP 1.00 fees)
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