ETERNAL LOVE Comes to Marlowe Theatre Next Month
A REVIVAL of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's critically-acclaimed production Eternal Love comes to The Marlowe Theatre next month (April).
Written by Howard Brenton (The Romans In Britain), it tells of an ill-fated affair between philosophy teacher Abelard and his student Heloise, and the controversial and radical views which led them to question key figures and beliefs of the day.
First performed in 2006 and 2007 to great acclaim at the Globe, Eternal Love (previously called In Extremis) will see the original creative team re-unite for this much-lauded love story of Abelard (David Sturzaker) and Heloise (Jo Herbert). The eight actors in the production, including the two leads, previously performed together in the highly successful 2012 UK tour of English Touring Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe's co-production of Anne Boleyn, which was named Best Touring Production at Theatre Awards UK in 2012.
This production of Eternal Love marks the inaugural tour of the National Touring Group (NTG), a consortium of eight major venues across the UK, including The Marlowe Theatre, which aims to bring high-quality and ambitious theatre to areas of the country that fundamentally rely on touring for their arts provision.
English Touring Theatre Director Rachel Tackley said: "The aim of the National Touring Group is to bring productions of a size and ambition rarely seen on tour to audiences nationwide, whilst simultaneously giving much-deserved further life to fantastic, critically-acclaimed shows. We are thrilled that audiences across the country will have the opportunity to see David and Jo reunite on stage, leading such a brilliant cast, in another fabulous Globe production."
Eternal Love is at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 April. Performances are at 7.30pm, with matinees on the Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced from £9 to £25.50 (concessions available; booking fees apply) are from the Box Office on 01227 787787, or at marlowetheatre.com