“This is the story of our beginning. And this is the story of…the end”
Red ‘n Blue Theatre present the Irish Premiere of Lovesong, a story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their late 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith.
‘Compelling, understated perfection, both poignant and uplifting’ The Stage
‘Deeply moving, potently mixing memory and desire’ The Telegraph
‘This portrait of enduring love tugs on the heartstrings’ The Independent
Abi Morgan is an Emmy and BAFTA award-winning writer of theatre, film and television. Credits include The Hour, Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, Tiny Dynamite, Birdsong, Brick Lane, Splendour, The Night is Darkest Before Dawn, Fast Food, The Invisible Woman, Royal Wedding, My Fragile Heart, White Girl and Tender.
Starring: Mary Flavin Colbert, Sean Ahern, Dylan Kennedy and Jenny Fennessy
- Jenny Fennessy Call the Midwife (BBC), King Lear directed by Greg Doran (Royal Shakespeare Company), Cymbeline directed by Melly Still (Royal Shakespeare Company), Liola directed by Sir Richard Eyre (National Theatre, London), A Life directed by Eleanor Rhode (Finborough Theatre) Blink directed by Killian Collins (Central Arts) and The Salvage Shop directed by Jim Nolan (Garter Lane),
- Dylan Kennedy whose credits include The Young Graham Norton (Channel 4), Katie Roche directed by Caroline Byrne (Abbey Theatre), Hansel and Gretel directed by Katie Mitchell (National Theatre), Philadelphia Here I Come directed by Lyndsey Turner (Donmar Warehouse), Peter Pan directed by John Tiffany (National Theatre of Scotland), The Beauty Queen of Leenane directed by Tony Cownie (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh) and All Over Town directed by Tom Creed (Project Arts Centre, Dublin)
- Sean Ahern whose credits include Bull McCabe in The Field, Coleman in The Lonesome West, Mike Tracey in Stolen Child, Jap Kavanagh in The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, Byrne in Big Maggie, Pato in The Beauty Queen of Leenane and John Bosco in The Chastitute.
- Mary Flavin Colbert whose credits include the title role in John B. Keane’s Moll, Missus in Conversations on a Homecoming, Albertine ‘60’ in Albertine in Five Times’, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Ann Putnam in The Crucible, Madge in Philadelphia Here I Come and Mag in The Beauty Queen of Lennane.
This production is supported by Waterford City and County Council and Creative Waterford.