A Life Twice Given


David and Lisa lead a blessed life in rural Virginia; children, a summer-house by the river, warmth and laughter. Then their worst nightmare happens and their eldest son is killed ...
A Life Twice Given at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Starts: Thursday 3 October 2019
Closes: Sunday 6 October 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Award winning playwright Gail Louw has her plays performed throughout the world.


Her plays include; Shackleton's Carpenter, The Mitfords, Being Brahms, Blonde Poison (Argus Award, Brighton Festival), Two Sisters, Duwayne (Best New Play, Brighton Festival), Miss Dietrich Regrets (UK and South Africa winning the Naledi Best Actress Award) and the Czech Republic.


Two anthologies of Gail's plays are published by Oberon Books.


Her latest play The Ice Cream Boys and Shackleton's Carpenter both play at Jermyn St Theatre in London's West End in Autumn 2019.


Synopsis


David and Lisa lead a blessed life in rural Virginia; children, a summer-house by the river, warmth and laughter.


Then their worst nightmare happens and their eldest son is killed.


Utterly distraught, David enlists the help of an unconventional Rabbi and, by dangerously mixing age-old religious belief with cutting edge genetic science, a new son is cloned from the old one.


A happy family life resumes but then disturbing things start to happen.


The boy feels odd.


The parents puzzlingly disconnected.


Is nature fighting back?


Is David's arrogance in playing God backfiring?


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Highgate Village
London N6 4BD

Box office tel: 020 8340 3488

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 3 October 2019

Closes:Sunday 6 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£15

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Creatives


Author: 

Gail Louw

Based on the book by David Daniels


Director: John Burrows

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