October 2010 / Bridgend
LOVE STEALS US FROM LONELINESS
A night out. Friends, alcohol, a sh*t club, a strop – the usual. But tonight is different. Tonight will change things forever. A play about the stupid things you do when you’re f**ked.
National Theatre Wales, in collaboration with Sherman Cymru, brought Gary Owen, one of Wales’ foremost playwrights back to his hometown of Bridgend in October 2010 with Love Steals Us From Loneliness.
In a play steeped with local references and voices, Gary explored the lives of today’s young people and gave us a glimpse of what can happen when one life-changing evening goes horribly wrong. Director John E McGrath and the cast worked with local young people, to explore the play’s themes and characters and to ensure the authenticity of the production.
The play was performed in a local music venue, Hobos rock club, to packed audiences, who found themselves involved in a Halloween club night, a karaoke evening and, most importantly, an extraordinary exploration of love, grief and hope.
John E McGrath
Sam Jones C.D.G
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