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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Love, Love, Love

05 May, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

• CHARTING the relationship between Kenneth and Sandra after they meet in 1967, Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love is an apt play to mark 50 years since the Summer of Love, which was the backdrop to their early love affair. First performed in 2010 and now performed by Tower Theatre Company at Theatro Technis from May 23, the play contrasts the fortunes of the baby boomer generation as it retires with those of their children, and raises provocative questions about both that are as relevant today. More details on 020 7353 1700.

HE’S played Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear, and now Greg Hicks is playing the one major character left – Richard III at the Arcola Theatre. RSC associate artist Hicks, who has taken on a number of theatre and TV roles, is returning to Shakespeare in a production directed by the theatre’s artistic director Mehmet Ergen that begins with previews on May 11. For more details call 020 7503 1646.

• FOUR of Greek mythology’s most notorious women– Phaedra, Helen, Medea, and Clytemnestra – are brought together in Full Circle, which plays at Theatre N16 from May 9. Written by Madelaine Cunningham of Black Sheep Productions, which was formed by a “girl gang of creatives” in 2016, the play sees the women fight for their salvation in a detention-esque purgatory, exploring gender politics and what it means to be a woman, mother, a sister, a wife. More details on 07807 856058 .

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