Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

Love and Information banner image

Inchicore College of Further Education

[blockquote_right]27 – 30 Mar 2019 | 8pm | Boys’ School[/blockquote_right]

Caryl Churchill’s “Love and Information” is a play addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, on 6 September 2012.

The play is in seven sections, numbered 1 to 7, each comprising a number of short scenes.

In the published script, the scenes are each given a title (eg ‘Secret’, ‘Affair’, ‘Fate’, ‘Chinese Poetry’).

A ‘Note on the Text’ specifies that ‘the sections should be played in the order given but the scenes can be played in any order within each section’.

There are also a number of ‘random’ scenes, printed at the end of the published script, that can be performed at any stage of the play. Lines are unattributed to characters, and the characters ‘are different in every scene’ so there are potentially over a hundred characters in the play. The construction of the play and the fact that the script does not give specific stage directions or environment allows the director a creative freedom that makes each production a unique experience.

On the play…

‘A work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span…this British playwright has proved herself without peer in creating expressively topical works in which form and function are one ‘ – The New York Times

‘Churchill suggests, with compassionate urgency, that our insatiable appetite for knowledge needs to be informed by our capacity for love’ Michael Billington, The Guardian

For more than 30 years Inchicore College has been providing the highest standards of training in all the disciplines required for a career in the Performing Arts.

Inchicore College offers a one year QQI Level 5 Theatre Performance Course, as well as a two year Advanced Performance Course. The Advanced course offers a full QQI Level 6 award delivered over two years. It also offers Trinity College London Grade 8 award in Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre in year one, and ATCL Diplomas in both Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre in year two.

For the past 4 years the Advanced Performance students have been delighted to present their graduate production in Smock Alley’s Boys’ School in front of industry professionals.

Past productions include, The Dining Room, Once A Catholic and The Grapes of Wrath, directed by Mark Lambert. ‘Loveplay’, ‘The Stone’, ‘I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell’, ‘One for Sorrow’, ‘Bad Sunday’ and ‘Stags and Hens’ directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. ‘April Bright’ by Dermot Bolger directed by Paul Brennan and ‘Peer Gynt’ directed by Liam Halligan.

[cta headline=”Tickets €15 | €10 student/OAP concession/groups of 8+” buttontext=”Book Now” buttonlink=”httpss://smockalley.ticketsolve.com/shows/873585565″ ] Book tickets for Love and Information today![/cta]