The Swan Theatre Company presents
In Praise of Love
By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Robert Graydon
Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January 2012 @ 7.45pm
For more than twenty years Sebastian and Lydia Crutwell have
endured a marriage of cold hearts and restrained emotions. Lydia,
an Estonian refugee and recently diagnosed with a terminal illness,
seems unable to shake off thoughts of her traumatic past. Reserved
and unemotional, Sebastian is seemingly preoccupied with his failed
writing career and is permanently at odds with their son, Joey.
Lydia contrives to keep her illness secret from her husband,
unaware that he is fully in the picture and is mirroring her
deception. A romantic history exists between Lydia and a fourth
player, American Mark Walters. Over the course of two evenings, a
series of heartbreaking revelations changes the façade of Lydia and
Sebastian's relationship forever and we wonder what the future will
hold now that the brittle truth is exposed. Underneath the façade
we discover not cracks but a deep and touching breadth of mutual
feeling which we were perhaps not expecting.
Doors open at 7.15pm.
Tickets still available for Monday Charity Night, Tues (3), Wed
(10) Sat (23).