L’amante Anglaise Event DatesTue 25 Jun 2019 - Wed 26 Jun 2019 Critical Stages in association with ManPAC presents

L’amante Anglaise

by Marguerite Duras ADD TO FAVOURITES

Classic psychological thriller from one of France’s most renowned authors.

A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… All except the head. Based upon an actual event, L’amante anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.

This modern classic psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator and is a fascinating and compelling true crime story.

Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray -2015 Green Room winner, Best Female Performer, Independent Theatre) are ordinary human beings leading everyday lives until catastrophe occurs. Over the course of the drama, they effortlessly reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves, and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion. Performed exquisitely and directed by Laurence Strangio, L’Amante Anglaise is a rare and unmissable work of theatre.

It is a rare distinction for any production to have three consecutive seasons in Melbourne, but L’amante anglaise proved so popular that its first two seasons at La Mama sold out. After its first season at 45Downstairs sold out in 2016, it had a return season in February 2017.


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Duration 1hr and 45mins no interval
Director Director Laurence Strangio
Writers Marguerite Duras
Creative Team Performers Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray

Recommended Age & Warnings
Adult (but suitable for ages 15+)