Love & Information

All You Need Is Love… and Information: Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information

Caryl Churchill‘s new play has 57 scenes, runs 110 minutes and employs 22 actors to play more than 100 characters. Too much information?

But one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling.

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.

In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

The Gaiety School of Acting’s Performance Theatre Company is a year-long course for advanced actors, this is the current crop’s first offering.