“Very early in my life it was too late.” – Marguerite Duras
Laurence Strangio’s long-awaited adaptation of Duras’ The Lover, her sensational memoir about a young girl’s illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1930s French Indochina.
A passionate duologue between the older Duras and her younger self which candidly reflects on the forbidden territories of memory, death, age and desire.
A revelation … exhilarating, sexy, melancholy, truthful, modern and female.
– Deborah Levy, The Independent on reading The Lover
Immaculately rendered … See anything adapted by Strangio on Duras.
– Sarah W, The Plus Ones on The Lover
… brilliant theatre, pure and simple.
– Cameron Woodhead, The Age on L’amante anglaise
Text by Marguerite Duras
Adapted and directed by Laurence Strangio
Performed by Brenda Palmer and Annie Thorold
Designed by Mattea Davies and Bronwyn Pringle
Dramaturgical associate: Annie Thorold
Photography/image credit: Laurence Strangio/Felix Strangio