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Tale of love told by Dudley theatre group

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

A theatre company will entertain audiences in Dudley with a play about the life of a married couple.

Dudley Little Theatre will be performing Lovesong, by Abi Morgan, at Netherton Arts Centre this week.

The play charts the life of one married couple, Billy and Maggie, through the use of two pairs of actors – one representing the couple as they are now, in their late 60s or early 70s, while the other pair portray the couple as newlyweds in their late 20s.

A spokesman for the theatre company said: "Lovesong is a memory play seen mostly through the reminiscences of the older man, Billy, but in which the couple’s older and younger selves intertwine continuously and seamlessly as they occupy the same stage space though at different times.

"The production is at times an example of non-naturalistic theatre, employing music and semi-balletic dance movement to emphasise the powerful emotion experienced by the characters.

"The play is beautiful to watch and the emotion it evokes is staggering. The four actors who make up the cast have worked exceptionally hard throughout extended rehearsals to bring this unique piece of pure theatre to life on stage."

Lovesong will be performed at Netherton Arts Centre, in Northfield Road, until Saturday(16) at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £9 and can be bought by visiting www.dudleylittletheatre.org or calling 01384 872583, 07582 318017 or 07954 424555. Tickets will also be available on the door.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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