Creating a theatrical kaleidoscope that shrewdly questions how connected we truly are in this ever-connected age, Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is a series of tantalising snapshots of contemporary life in a Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company co-production.
Arguably the world’s foremost living playwright, Caryl Churchill has created an ingeniously recognisable portrait of the modern era. With the inventiveness and currency of her signature works Top Girls and Cloud Nine, this unique new play offers glimpses into the lives of over a hundred characters.
Through a series of vignettes, eight chameleonic actors will embody more than 100 characters – a child who cannot feel pain, a man in love with a computer voice, a woman with a secret, former lovers recalling an affair. Like a single beam of light refracted, each scene exposes a different facet of human nature.
Churchill’s many glimpses into the diversity of existence and experience offer windows into society’s collective consciousness, the anxieties of modern life and the power of human connection.
Caryl Churchill is one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights. Her seminal plays include Top Girls, Cloud Nine, Serious Money, The Skriker and A Number. Love and Information premiered at The Royal Court in London in 2012 where it quickly achieved critical and popular acclaim. It was produced by New York Theatre Workshop last year, garnering rave reviews.
“A work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span. Throughout her career, which covers more than four decades, [Churchill] has proved herself without peer.” – The New York Times
Director: Kip Williams Cast: Marco Chiappi, Harry Greenwood, Glenn Hazedline, Anita Hegh, Zahra Newmann, Anthony Taufa, Alison Whyte, Ursula Yovich Set and Costume Design: David Fleishcher Lighting Design: Paul Jackson Sound Design and Compostion: THE SWEATS
Love and Information
Merlyn Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 16 June – 4 July 2015
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111 or online at: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
Wharf 1 – Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Season: 9 July – 15 August 2015
Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online at: www.sydneytheatre.com.au
Image: Zahra Newman and Anita Hegh in Love and Information – photo by Pia Johnson