Taut tale of when love turns to hate
Following its debut at Brighton Festival, The Half Life of Love will arrive at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, between May 26-28 including a matinee.
This latest play from Gail Louw is a thrilling examination of the complex relationships of adopted parents, their children and gay partners. With a strong cast directed by Martin Dickinson it examines how love and nurture turn to rejection and hatred.
The cast includes Paul Moriarty, Jack Klaff, and Laurence Bown.
The director commented: “Love has a way of entwining itself like ivy, the leaves may wither and die but the roots remain strong always there. The Half Life of Love cleverly explores the remains of what love has left behind, we learn much about Alex, Eamonn and Connor but also about ourselves. The play, based on true events looks at the tolerance within relationships, how the privilege of adoption can so easily be thrown away, we can all relate to the cycle of love and hate and how closely they can bind themselves. Will they ever break their cycle?”
Gail Louw is an award winning playwright with productions throughout the UK, Australia, USA and South Africa. Her play Two Sisters was on in LA in January/February 2016. Her play ‘Miss Dietrich Regrets’, which was on in South Africa in June 2015, has just received four Naledi nominations including Best Production. Her play ‘Blonde Poison’ is at the Sydney Opera House (Studio) in May 2016 and a collection of four works was published last year entitled Gail Louw: Collected Plays. To book call 01323 412000 or go to www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk