Jonathan O’Boyle’s brand-new revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glorious musical transfers to Southwark
From the cobbled streets of Paris to the mountains of the Pyrenees, Aspects of Love is a sweeping, epic and heart-breaking love story spanning seventeen years. Passion, desire, family ties and friendship bind six people and three generations together as they come to appreciate how love changes everything.
Alex falls in love with the alluring actress, Rose Vibert. Following a little persuasion, Rose joins Alex at his Uncle’s villa. As the pair embark on a steamy, passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Uncle George changes all their lives – and those around them – forever.
Featuring the iconic songs ‘Love Changes Everything’ and ‘Seeing is Believing’ and first seen at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1989, Aspects of Love celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019. This major revival, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Hair, Pippin), is an intimately reimagined production of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s richest scores, which will take you on a thrilling and romantic journey through a tangled web of love, lies and longing.
Please note when booking that seats in the front row will be wooden chairs with cabaret-style tables in front.
It’s an uncharitable way to put it, but this is one of Lloyd Webber’s least tuneful musicals
An intimate Andrew Lloyd Webber revival lays bare both strengths and weaknesses
Not vintage Lloyd Webber, but it still fascinates
Jonathan O'Boyle's entrancing, swirling new production sacrifices opulence to admirably swift, emotionally clear storytelling and psychological truth, particularly in the case of the three female characters at its centre
A strong, stripped-back production
The sexual politics of this intimate Lloyd Webber revival are horrifyingly dated
Whilst the lyrics are wonderful, the audience’s empathy for these frustrating characters drains quickly as their need for self-gratification and other pleasures keep playing on
Love has one too many aspects in Jonathan O’Boyle’s spirited revival, which needs a librettist to trim the untidy narrative