Love Story of the Century

1990

It is not by the great shortcomings that love is killed.
Love expires
From quite small and almost imperceptible faults.
Adapted from a poem, this play pulls you through twenty years of hope, despair, anger and love. A woman surviving amid the havoc wreaked by her husband’s alcoholism. With shattering honesty and the precision-like skill of a surgeon it cuts to the heart of the relationship and lays her hard-won truths at our feet.

  • Written by Marta Tikkanen
  • Translator Stina Katchadourian
  • Adapted by Clare Venables

Cast

Gillian Hanna
Performer
Mary McCusker
Performer

Production Team

Debbie Shewell
Director
Moggie Douglas
Designer
Tina MacHugh
Lighting Designer
Joanna MacGregor
Music
Lizz Poulter
Stage Manager
Greta Millington
Stage Manager
Rose Sharp
Administration
Carin Mistry
Administration

Places and dates

Strode Theatre, Street
07/02/1990 - 08/02/1990
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
13/02/1990 - 18/02/1990
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
21/02/1990 - 03/03/1990
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
05/03/1990 - 07/05/1990
21 South Sreet Arts Centre, Reading
09/03/1990 - 10/03/1990
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
13/03/1990 - 17/03/1990

‘… superbly acted by Gillian Hanna and Mary McCusker, only adding to the air of authenticity and penetrating understanding which distinguishes the play.’
Joy Hendry The Scotsman Feb 1990

‘Monstrous Regiment… provide male sensibilities with uncomfortable fodder, but the discomfort is of the challenging and ultimately salutary variety.’
Harry Eyres The Times Feb 1990

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