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Second Thoughts present Loveplay

Stratford Editorial 26th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ROMANCE will be in the air when Second Thoughts present Loveplay at the Bear Pit Theatre from February 11 to 14.

Moira Buffini’s play explores the relationships between love, sex, power and death over ten stories spanning 2,000 years.

The characters range from Dorcas, a prostitute in Roman Britain who only deals in the currency of chickens, to Roxanne, an 18th century scientist curious to understand the workings of the male body, and Quinn, a 1960’s hippie desperate to emancipate love by trying to convince his girlfriend to host an orgy.

Alex Kapila will direct seven actors – four familiar Second Thoughts faces in Rachel Alcock, Sophie Jukes, Louis Osborne and Georgie Taylor, and group newcomers Peter Asphar, Henry Seabert and Beth Gibbons.

“Getting the right cast was absolutely crucial,” said Alex. ” The play is about relationships and intimacy so the chemistry has to be right. It also involves scenes of a sexual nature which can be very awkward to perform but everyone has been so open and willing to get over that barrier to ensure that the audience will believe in these characters and stories.”

The play contains scenes of a sexual nature, very strong language and flashing images.

For tickets visit www.secondthoughts.org.uk, call the Bear Pit ticket hotline 01789 403416, or collect in person from the RSC box office.

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