Love Genius and a Walk - Theatro Technis


London theatre news: Friday 24 January 2020


Off-West End - Shows

LGW Productions bring a new production (by director Leah Townley) of Gay Walley's play - Love Genius and a Walk - to Theatro Technis this April.
Love Genius and a Walk at Theatro Technis

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LGW Productions will bring to the stage the fascinating story of composer and conductor Gustav Mahler, written by the New York Writer Gay Walley and directed by Leah Townley.


Love Genius and a Walk will be at Theatro Technis from 7 Apil to 2 May 2020.


The story explores the theories of Sigmund Freud, who Mahler met, together with Mahler's approach to composing and how this might have physically manifested itself.


This includes a focus on his relationship with his wife Alma, an amazing woman and composer in her own right.


The play also contrasts the role of women in the 19th century with the character of a female writer in contemporary scenes.


Love, Genius and a Walk is a play that shows how art and marriage can make odd bedfellows.


Gustav Mahler, world-renowned composer and conductor, wants his wife to be his muse, but Alma desires the closeness that he cannot give, he thinks, in order to get his work done.


Mahler turns to psychoanalyst Freud for guidance, and both men find that neither of them may be that clued-up about women!


At the same time, a modern couple's life mirrors Alma and Mahler's, except here she is the artist who works all the time, and their conundrum is a commercially-oriented husband whose thoughts on art can be a touch confounding.


The two stories twist and turn through the quagmires of love and genius, much of it to the sweeping music of Mahler.


Love, Genius and a Walk toured the UK in 2019, and was nominated for 6 prizes, including Best Play, at the Midtown Festival in New York.


It now returns to London in a new creative production by director Leah Townley.


Mahler's music is set to form an integral part of the show, using a grand piano on stage to connect with the audience and strongly influence the mood, alongside slick design moving between the contemporary scenes and the rest of the play.


Show listing information


Synopsis


The story explores the theories of Sigmund Freud, who Mahler met, together with Mahler's approach to composing and how this might have physically manifested itself.


This includes a focus on his relationship with his wife Alma, an amazing woman and composer in her own right.


The play cleverly contrasts the role of women in the 19th century with the character of the female Writer in the contemporary scenes.


Creatives


Author: Gay Walley
Director: Leah Townley
Designer: Constance Villemot
Musical direction: Peter Michaels
Lighting: Chuma Emebolu
Production: LGW Productions

Venue


Theatro Technis
26 Crowndale Road
London
NW1 1TT

Dates


From: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 2 May 2020

Tickets


Standard: £16

Concessions: £12


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