Friday, December 9

Tag: Love and Other Acts of Violence

Love and Other Acts of Violence – Donmar Warehouse
London

Love and Other Acts of Violence – Donmar Warehouse

Love and Other Acts of Violence delivers what it promises. As a subversive story of a couple who meet by chance and become embroiled in a dysfunctional relationship, it could be relatable to many for a multitude of reasons – none of which are very happy. The play draws on the history of the anti-Jewish violence in Poland from 1944-46, right at the end of World War 2, and examines the concept of inherited trauma. Do we feel the pain of the tragedies that befell our grandparents, and how does this influence us and our attitudes towards others- especially those who are perhaps descended from those that would have been opposing our ancestors? It’s an important question; one that has been right at the forefront of political and cultural discussions of late. But should any person be subjecte...