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Lovefool (Théâtre National du Luxembourg / Kristin Winters / Gintare Parulyte)

By | Published on Monday 14 August 2023

A frank and funny exploration of a modern woman’s love life becomes something darker, something more profound. We start to see the cracks in her facade, sense the shadows lurking, as her barriers break down. Eventually we see her begin the process of learning to confront her past and love herself. It’s a powerfully emotive piece, and Kristin Winters as Grace is never less than excellent, managing the tonal shifts – from hilarious, to gut-punch moving and back – with aplomb. By the climax the audience are right there with her, sharing in her pain and baring their own; we feel the same honest, cathartic sense that while things might not yet be OK, they will be.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Leask]