True love or true crime?
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Called ‘brilliant theatre, pure and simple’ by The Sydney Morning Herald, Marguerite Duras’ L’amante Angalise is a modern psychological ’why-dunnit‘ thriller, based on a fascinating true crime that took place in 1949. With the crime and its perpetrator quickly revealed, the story revolves around understanding the killer’s motive.
Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray, in her Green Room award-winning role) are ordinary human beings leading everyday lives until a gruesome catastrophe occurs. 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.
Structured as two intimate interviews – one with Pierre and the other with Claire in prison – with is simple, direct and poetic dialogue, a style for which Duras was noted, and seeks to answer the one question we all ask when confronted with a disturbing truth: ’why?’. The loveless couple effortlessly reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion.
L’amante Anglaise has enjoyed sold-out return seasons at La Mama and Fortyfivedownstairsin Melbourne and is directed by Laurence Strangio. Presented by Critical Stages.
Exclusive to RACQ members, book today for 20% off all tickets to see the show. L’amante Anglaise plays QUT Gardens Theatre on 28 - 29 June, 2019. QUT Gardens Theatre presents professional theatre from around Australia in an intimate inner-city Brisbane theatre.