Cordelia Lynn’s play is billed as a love story, telling of a Jewish physicist and a poet and activist who meet and fall in love. But war is on the horizon, society is in chaos and the future looks bleak. Lynn provided the version of Three Sisters that Rebecca Frecknall (shortly staging Cabaret at the Playhouse) used at the Almeida in 2019 and she also rewrote Ibsen to give us a Hedda unhappily married for 30 years in Headlong’s Hedda Tesman. So, this should be sparky and unexpected. It's delivered by rising director Elayce Ismail with a cast including Tom Mothersdale, Richard Katz and comedian Abigail Weinstock making her stage debut.
“There is a war coming…. A war that will last for a hundred years…. I think it is already here. I think we’ve been fighting it a long time” 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. 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.