Critics are raving about... Aspects of Love at Southwark Playhouse

25 Jan
Author: Staff
Aspects of Love at the Southwark Playhouse...

A hidden gem in the Andrew Lloyd Webber canon, ASPECTS OF LOVE has returned to the London stage after a successful run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Jonathan O'Boyle's production is certainly making its mark! We've rounded up the reviews, the Offies nominations - and the stunning, brand-new trailer...

Thirty years since Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Charles Hart’s Aspects of Love premiered at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre, there is now a chance to see Jonathan O'Boyle’s stunningly beautiful stripped-back and intimate production. Original Manchester cast members reprising their roles in London are: Olivier Award nominees Kelly Price as Rose and Jerome Pradon as George, as well as Felix Mosse as Alex, Jack Churms as Jerome/ensemble, Jason Kajdi as Hugo, Julia J Nagle as Elizabeth/ensemble, Minal Patel as Marcel and Eleanor Walsh as Jenny/ensemble. They're joined by Madalena Alberto as Giulietta Trapani, and Eleanor Jackson.

Aspects of Love runs until 9 February 2019 at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3pm. Tickets are priced £27.50 (concessions £22, previews £16). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Brand-new trailer

Critics are raving

Evening Standard - ★★★★
Fiona Mountford: "There’s much to admire, not least in the slick staging that guides us through a host of scenes and settings with the minimum of fuss."
LondonTheatre1 - ★★★★
Chris Omaweng: "The ten-strong cast with no weak links put in performances that make for a more than satisfying absorbing night out."
BritishTheatre - ★★★★
Julian Eaves: "A fine achievement. It has made us recognise, once again, that Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most remarkable and memorable creators of musical theatre not only in this country, but in any place, at any time."
Musical Theatre Review - ★★★★
Susan Elkin: "Ably directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, this bijou revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Charles Hart’s 1989 show sits well in the intimacy of the Southwark Playhouse space configured in the round."
WhatsOnStage - ★★★★
Alun Hood: "Jonathan O'Boyle's entrancing, swirling new production sacrifices opulence to admirably swift, emotionally clear storytelling and psychological truth, particularly in the case of the three female characters at its centre."
The Guardian
Michael Billington: "Kelly Price is a revelation as Rose. She not only ages convincingly from the headstrong ingenue of the first half to the suave chatelaine of the second, but invests each song with specific emotion and suggests the neediness of a woman frightened of physical loneliness."
The Telegraph
Dominic Cavendish: "It’s recalled and relived teenage ardour that’s the well-spring of Aspects of Love...not vintage Lloyd Webber, but it still fascinates."
The Stage - ★★★★★
Chris Bartlett: "Ravishingly good revival of an under-appreciated Andrew Lloyd Webber classic at the Hope Mill Theatre."
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