Words, Words, Words
London theatre news: Wednesday 11 May 2016
London West End - Shows
Lowri Amies explores the grieving process, interweaving Shakespeare with personal stories to shed light on a subject which goes largely unacknowledged - running at the Leicester Square Theatre from 16 to 21 May 2016.
Critically acclaimed Cambridge University Footlights and Royal Central alumna Lowri Amies bears all in her new play Words, Words, Words, running at the Leicester Square Theatre from 16 May.
An exploration of the grieving process, Lowri interweaves Shakespeare with personal stories to shed light on a subject which goes largely unacknowledged and unsupported, especially amongst young people – the death of a parent.
When Lowri lost her mother, she lost her voice.
The vocabulary of her childhood disintegrated, the old words failed to fit the new story.
Denial, shock, acceptance?
Can she rewrite a version of herself which can speak these new words?
Words, Words, Words is one girl's attempt to confront grief in her own voice amidst a sea of others.
As an actor, she can borrow Shakespeare's words to play many parts - Juliet, Rosalind, Macbeth, Hamlet - but can she play herself?
The show premièred as part of the Black Box Festival at the Etcetera Theatre in January, and has since played dates at the Miller Theatre and King’s Head Theatre.
Given the universality of its message and subject matter, it was not only extremely well received by the artistic community, but also generated interest from the healthcare profession.
Leicester Square Theatre - The Lounge
6 Leicester Place
London WC2H 7BX
16 to 21 May 2016
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