Love and Information

A unique and profound snapshot of our modern era from one of the world’s foremost living playwrights. 

9 Jul - 15 Aug 2015

Wharf 1 Theatre

The Play

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“Thought-churning, deeply poignant new play.”
New York Times

'...it is what theatre ought to be. Everything in Love and Information has energy, imagination and theatrical muscle.' ★★★★½ 
Daily Review

Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre production

LOVE AND INFORMATION

by Caryl Churchill

Australian premiere

A child cannot feel pain. A man has a secret. A woman wants an affair. A scientist dissects a brain. Someone tells the police. Another puts an elephant on the stairs.

In a series of tantalising vignettes, over 100 vibrant characters search for meaning in their lives. Through sex, death, feeling, thinking, taxidermy and karaoke they discover each other. Within their intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations, we see ourselves and the people we love.

Caryl Churchill is one of the world’s foremost living playwrights. Since the 1950s, she has maintained inventiveness and a currency that remain unmatched.

Our Wharf 1 Theatre has played host to Churchill’s work several times – from Serious Money and Top Girls to Far Away and Seven Jewish Children.

In Love and Information, her signature wit and profound intuition reveal a kaleidoscope of human connections.

Guided by STC Resident Director Kip Williams, the gifted cast, including Marco Chiappi, Glenn Hazeldine, Anita Hegh, Zahra Newman, Anthony Taufa and Ursula Yovich, Alison Whyte, use their chameleonic talents to explore this unique and evocative snapshot of our modern era.

'It's intellectually and emotionally probing theatre that feels utterly fresh.' ★★★★ The Age

'... a thoroughly original work and a tour de force of theatrical skill.' ★★★★★ Arts Hub 

Duration: 93 mins (no interval)

Production patrons: Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey

#STCLOVEANDINFO

INSIGHT EVENTS

Pre-season Briefing
Tues 7 Jul 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 20 Jul post-show
Mon 10 Aug post-show

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Previews 9 - 10 Jul 2015
Season 13 Jul - 15 Aug 2015


Casual Ticket prices
Previews
A Reserve $50
B Reserve $30*

In Season 
A Reserve $55
B Reserve $35*

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
*B Reserve seats have an impeded view of some scenes.

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INSIGHT EVENTS

Pre-season Briefing
Tues 7 Jul 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 20 Jul post-show
Mon 10 Aug post-show

Director Kip Williams
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer THE SWEATS

With
Marco Chiappi, Glenn Hazeldine, Anita Hegh, Zahra Newman, Anthony Taufa, Ursula Yovich, Alison Whyte, Harry Greenwood

Photo James Green, Pia Johnson and iStock

Watch the characters come to life in a collection of cinematic snippets below.

SCENE: SEX

Featuring Harry Greenwood and Zahra Newman  

'So sex essentially is information.'

 

 

SCENE: GOD

Featuring Anita Hegh and Ursula Yovich

'God gives your life meaning. You’ve said that.'

'Yes, so?'

 

 

SCENE: DREAM

Featuring Marco Chiappi and Alison Whyte

'And I looked all those things up on a website about dreams, blackberry, butterfly, ballet, and every single one means infidelity. So now I know he’s cheating.'

 

 

SCENE: DINNER

Featuring Glenn Hazeldine and Alison Whyte  

'I did tell you'

'you didnt'

 

 

SCENE: CLIMATE

'I’m frightened.'

'Just walk instead of driving and dont take so many hot baths.'

 

 

SCENE: THE CHILD WHO DIDN'T KNOW SORRY

Featuring Zahra Newman and Anthony Taufa 

'I dont feel sorry.'

'You have to say it.'

 

"A dazzling piece of theatre in honour of one of the masters of contemporary drama." The Saturday Paper

"Everyone should see it." The Saturday Paper

"The production has the sparkle of constant ingenuity, and moves seamlessly from the comic to the beautiful to moments of unbearable poignancy." ABC Arts

"Love and Information is a thoroughly original work and a tour de force of theatrical skill. But – impressed as we are – we leave the theatre not only starstruck by the craft skill but also moved by the new understanding we have of our own lives." ★★★★★ Arts Hub 

"...it is what theatre ought to be. Everything in Love and Information has energy, imagination and theatrical muscle." ★★★★½ Daily Review

'It's intellectually and emotionally probing theatre that feels utterly fresh.' ★★★★ The Age

"See this play. It will change you." ★★★★½ Herald Sun 

"The result is mind-altering, invigorating, uplifting and ultimately one of the most theatrical and thrilling experiences one is likely to have this or any year. Don’t miss it." Stage Noise by Diana Simmonds

We love hearing from you. Share your thoughts and join the conversation on #STCLoveandInfo

Absolutely loved #STCLoveandInfo last night. Powerful, pretty and heart breaking. Outstanding performances. Churchill is my superhero. @TahniF via Twitter

#STCLoveandInfo is pure theatre. No way else to have that kind of experience. The full gamut of human experience in 90mins. Brilliant! @bjmcclelland via Twitter

Just saw #LoveAndInformation at @MalthouseMelb. Electrifying. The best mainstage production I've seen this year. Richard via Twitter

@MalthouseMelb I am at a bit of a loss for words right now, but I just think people need to see this show. Incredible. #LoveAndInformation. Keith via Twitter.

Thank you cast and crew of #LoveAndInformation for an entertaining and poignant piece of theatre. Loved your work x @MalthouseMelb Alicia via Twitter

Just out of @MalthouseMelb #LoveAndInformation. Wow. Just wow. Wow. Anne-Marie via Twitter

Snippets of life (more often than not ordinary) shown in scenes as short as three seconds – felt like a complete story #LoveAndInformation @s_­_b__l via Twitter

See a collection of audience comments on our magazine

 

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