Avalanche: A Love Story
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Avalanche: A Love Story

Barbican Centre · 27 APR - 18 MAY

Love in all its manifestations, from unfailing hope, raw passion and optimism to obsession and loss, is at the heart of this epic stage dramatisation of Leigh’s tender and illuminating memoir.

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25 April 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Part of the Barbican’s Fertility Fest which explores fertility and infertility through performance and discussions. This show is based on Julia Leigh’s memoir about trying to conceive a child and stars Maxine Peake as a woman who suddenly discovers a deep need to have a child. The original memoir was praised for its courage and emotional honesty and raises questions about selflessness, selfishness and the urge to be a mother even when the odds are stacked against you.”
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Julia and new husband long for a child together. Enough to gather their courage and explore IVF treatment. As she navigates a successful career as an artist with the demands of her relationship and hopes of motherhood, her witty and lyrical observations form a real-life account of the making and breaking of her dreams.

Boldly adapted from a true story, this production focuses on one woman, her desire to create life and her attempts to shape a longed-for future. In speaking of her experience, the personal breaks open into the universal and Avalanche becomes a story we can all relate to.

Age Recommendation: 14+

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Date & time

Opening 27 Apr
Sat 27 Apr - Sat 18 May, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins


Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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