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Ustinov Studio

In Praise of Love

by Terence Rattigan, directed by Jonathan Church
  • Autumn 2018
In Praise of Love

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SUMMER SEASON 2018
Ustinov Studio
3 October - 3 November 2018

The rare opportunity to see two pre-eminent actors performing in the intimate setting of the Ustinov Studio is one that no lover of theatre should miss. Robert Lindsay & Tara Fitzgerald star in Terence Rattigan’s last play, a perceptive and powerful drama about the concealed truths and veiled emotions in a marriage.

Sebastian and Lydia Crutwell live in a small flat in Islington. Sebastian, once a promising novelist, is now a cantankerous critic. Lydia, an Estonian refugee, has recently discovered she is seriously ill, news that she confides to a family, Mark, but not to Sebastian. Over the course of two evenings, a series of heart-breaking revelations changes the facade of Lydia and Sebastian’s relationship forever.

Deeply moving and filled with beautifully crafted dialogue, this compelling drama demonstrates Rattigan’s incomparable ability to define the British character.

“Few dramatists have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan” Guardian

SUMMER SEASON 2018
Ustinov Studio
3 October – 3 November 2018

Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald in

IN PRAISE OF LOVE by Terence Rattigan

Directed by Jonathan Church