By Tom Holloway
29 July - 3 September 2011
And No More Shall We Part follows Pam and Don’s halting, humorous and devastating attempt at the impossible – to say goodbye after a lifetime together.
The winner of the 2010 AWGIE for best play, And No More Shall We Part reunites the crack team of critically acclaimed writer Tom Holloway (Love Me Tender) and Griffin Artistic Director Sam Strong (Speaking in Tongues).
Two of the country’s most exciting theatre makers combine to bring you a painfully intimate and profoundly moving glimpse into a lifelong love, and its poignant conclusion.
“You told me you loved me. I love you, you said. You looked at me like… and said I still love you like in the beginning. You said that to me. Out of the blue you said that.”
Director Sam Strong
Designer Victoria Lamb
Sound Designer and Composer Kelly Ryall
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
With Linda Cropper and Russell Kiefel
Previews 29, 30 July, 1, 2, August
Season 4 August – 3 September
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
‘As intimate and tender a production as you’re likely to see in Sydney. It’s also a stunning meditation on dealing with the unbearable‘. Time Out
‘absorbing, unexpectedly funny in places and exciting in the way it immediately generates thought and consideration. Compelling, honest, humane and utterly watchable. Not to be missed’ Stage Noise‘
Deftly written and movingly depicted‘ SMH
‘This is…a near-to-perfect theatrical experience…Definitely in the ‘if you only see one play this year’ category.‘ Crikey Curtain Call
‘Assured and thoughtful.’ The Australian
‘And No More Shall We Part picks up that great prerogative of art to open up audiences to different perspectives on big issues through small, simple acts of empathy.’ Concrete Playground
‘What I can guarantee is that that walk into the night will be a significantly different one, to the last time you attended the theatre, and walked away into the dark, as the emotional taunts of Pam and Don will be part of your DNA forever Linda Cropper as Pam, and Russell Kiefel as Don are stunning.‘ Kevin Jackson
‘A funny, heartbreaking and haunting 85 minutes of theatre… Cropper and Kiefel give brilliant, authentic and heartfelt performances.’ ozbabyboomers
‘There is a real beauty to And No More Shall We Part. And an inherent joy in its celebration of the prosaically profound in ordinary lives…an often darkly funny reflection on the courage and dignity ordinary folk find in dire times‘. The Daily Telegraph
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