After The Girl on the Train post-show Q&A, director Anthony Banks and I had to squeeze in another one together to his second current hit in London, Games for Lovers – which also meant I got to return to The Vaults for producer James Seabright’s third offering this summer.
Has Evanna Lynch heard the news? As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, this Wednesday 7 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will quiz her and her Games for Lovers co-stars and creatives. Got any questions?
Games for Lovers isn’t going to leave you questioning your life choices but it will leave you beaming from an utterly hilarious and fantastically enjoyable two hours.
Games for Lovers is a fun and playful examination about the complications of love and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.
Ryan Craig’s brand-new comedy about modern millennial romance, Games for Lovers, gets its world premiere this summer in a bespoke pop-up space at The Vaults, one of three shows produced by James Seabright running at the Waterloo venue this summer.
As Brecht also observed tellingly at the end of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, 1941, shortly being revived at the Donmar, things come round again. Just when you think humans may have learnt something from history, off we go again.
In the unnamed town that the five characters inhabit, any hope or joy is promptly quashed and left in a pool of despair on the floor, just like the mysteriously dying rats that plague the streets. It’s not a fun evening, but nonetheless makes for a formidable and incredibly disquieting piece of theatre.
There is an appealing simplicity to the narrative of Camus’s 1947 novel: originally set in Oran, in French Algerian, the book tells the story of a devastating infection that starts off slowly but eventually leads to social and economic crisis as the city gates are closed and its people become prisoners.