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Eternal Love – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Howard Brenton Music: William Lyons Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier On hearing the title of this play, you could be forgiven for and expecting a sequel to Love, Actually or some similar schmaltz. On hearing that Howard Benton’s new play Eternal Love is indeed a love story, but one doomed from the start and weighed down with some ...

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Eternal Love: The Story of Abelard and Heloise – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: John Dove Reviewer: Mark Clegg Although not as famous as other doomed lovers like Romeo and Juliet or Arthur and Guinevere, the story of Abelard and Eloise is more rooted in fact and history than the others, and is consequently perhaps the more emotional tale. Set in Medieval France, the story sees Abelard the philosopher and ...

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Socrates And His Clouds – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: William Lyons Director: Melina Theocharidou Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4] For a short play running 85 minutes, Socrates and his Clouds is surprisinglydense yet light-hearted. This seriocomic drama is inspired by Aristophanes’ Cloud and transfers the characters and structure from its inspiration but changes themes, lines and subject matter, and turns it into a new play. Playwright William Lyons sets ...

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