Venus/Mars by Patrice Etienne
act up presents the world premiere of Patrice Etienne’s Venus/Mars at
Old Red Lion Theatre, directed by Rikki Henry.
"She’s smiling again, stunning, I like this girl. Neither of us wanna let go. The lights flash, end of night looms. I motion her forward. “Let’s dance, it’s the last song."
Daniel and Michelle first cross paths on the dance floor and gradually become an item. But they soon realise that relationships don't always have fairytale endings.
Sexual attraction soon gives way to negotiating the complexities of a grown-up relationship; toward a definition of what it really means to share your life with someone.
Set amongst the back drop of London's bright city lights, this lyrical and poetic play explores love and intimacy in 21st century London with live music and an exclusive soundtrack from BBC Radio 1 presenter and DJ Dev.
Director -Rikki Henry, a Jerwood director at the Young Vic and recently assisted Peter Brook on his world tour production of The Suit.
Writer - Patrice Etienne, a former member of the Young Writer's Programme at Soho Theatre
Producer - Gemma Lloyd, the founder of act up, is heading her third production at The Old Red Lion. Previous plays include Happy Birthday Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut.
Cast - Adrian Decosta, Samantha Pearl, Jill Cardo
Info: Venus/Mars is at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 28 May - 15 June 2013 | Tuesday- Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm 418 St John Street London EC1V 4NJ | Book here | Twitter | Facebook