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camden people's theatre | november 2023
scottish tour | may - june 2023
tron theatre, glasgow | may 2022

Based on the text by Eduard Louis. Translated by Lorin Stein

Adaptor & Director:
Nora Wardell

Co-Set & Costume Designers: Hazel Low & Blythe Brett
Lighting Designer: Joshua Gadsby
Sound Designer & Composer: XANA
Dramaturg: Matthew Evans 
Production Manager: Elle Taylor*, Sarah Wilson"
Stage Manager: Louise Gregory*, Hilly", Shay McCourt"
Performer: Michael Marcus
Photography: Emily Macinnes

*tron only
" tour only

"it often seems to me that I love you"


Growing up in a small rural French town, Édouard endured the violence and homophobia of his alcoholic, right-wing father, a factory worker. In 2000, his father suffered an accident in the workplace which left him bedbound and on morphine for the pain.

Now, Édouard confronts his father, who, barely fifty years old, can hardly walk or breathe. Uncovering a startling connection between political decisions and his father’s broken body, Édouard’s anger transforms to compassion. His father’s capacity for violence appears to be the product of years of social brutality.

Louis sets about rewriting the recent social and political history of France, exposing how the consequences of neo-liberal ‘reforms’ inflicted on the lives of workers are lived out in their own bodies.  

Costume concepts | Hazel Low, 2022

link to blog post talking about design process here

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