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PUBLISHED: 04 / March 2024

LOVE & INFORMATION – Tix on sale now!

young people in various poses

“Where hearts connect, minds collide, and data reveals the secrets of the soul.”

Hunter Drama is proud to be presenting the kaleidoscopic, inventive and topical Love and Information by Caryl Churchill in May at the Civic Playhouse. A popular drama text for stage six students, the play takes the form of seven sections comprising of several short vignettes. It’s a captivating and thought-provoking play that delves into the complexities of human connection in the digital age, exploring the ways in which love and information intersect and shape our lives.  With sharp wit, humour, and a keen understanding of the human experience, Churchill’s play prompts us to question the nature of our connections and the impact of technology on the fabric of our relationships.

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. 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.

Directed by Hunter Drama Artistic Director, James Chapman and starring a cast of senior Hunter Drama student performers, the play is deeply relevant to today’s youth.

“Although this piece was written twelve years ago, it is possibly even more relevant now,” said Chapman. “It deals with themes of love and relationships in the digital age, the information overload of social media and how our young people navigate this world. It’s about the paradox of connection and isolation that we all experience.

“The form of the play itself, how it was written is very interesting. It pushes boundaries and offers up unique opportunities for artist and director collaboration. The script doesn’t dictate who says what, when, or in what order. In this way, no production of this show is ever the same. It will be unique. We’ve cast 18 performers to play over 100 different characters and they will all be challenged by the format, developing new skills along the way and putting their own stamp on the message of the production and what the audience takes away from the experience.”

Performed in the intimate setting of the Civic Playhouse, with a colourful, modular set that reflects the kaleidoscope of emotions that the characters experience, it will speak most particularly to audiences under 30 years of age and should have great appeal to students of Drama and English and anyone who enjoys contemporary theatre.

Tickets are on sale 10am Thursday 29 February from the Civic Playhouse at https://www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au/. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this popular Drama text live on stage!