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. Based upon an actual event, L’amante Anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.
This modern-classic, psychological thriller from celebrated French author Marguerite Duras is a fascinating and compelling true crime story that takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator. Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire (Jillian Murray, 2015 Green Room winner: Best Female Performer, Independent Theatre) are ordinary human beings leading everyday lives until catastrophe occurs. Over the course of the play, they reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves in a heartrending portrait of lost passion. Directed by Melbourne theatre legend Laurence Strangio, L’amante Anglaise is a rare and unmissable theatre experience.
"Brilliant theatre, pure and simple. Don't miss it."
Cameron Woodhead, The Age