Love and Other Acts of Violence Tickets London Theatre

Love and Other Acts of Violence Tickets

Cordelia Lynn’s new play

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11 October 2021  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“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.”
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“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.

Critic reviews

Brutal production with barely a glimmer of hope


A little out of time

· The Independent

Mesmerising moments amid the darkness

· The Guardian

Gripping but frustratingly shambolic

· Evening Standard

Snappy and tightly intelligent but flawed

· The Arts Desk

Starts strong but ends up overshooting the mark

· Time Out

The performances also draw you in with their intensity

· Broadway World

Has important themes to explore, but they are too often lost

· Theatre Weekly

A pacy drama spirals with a contrived ending

· London Theatre

Wonderfully achieved

· WhatsOnStage

Intriguing study of whether trauma is passed down in our genes

· The Telegraph

No one emerges unscathed

· The Stage

A callow meditation on history

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Thu 7 Oct - Sat 27 Nov, 2021
2.30pm & 7.30pm


41 Earlham St, Seven Dials WC2H 9LX London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Helen Murray
Photo by Helen Murray
Photo by Helen Murray
Photo by Helen Murray
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