ONE LAST THING (FOR NOW)
written by lilac yosiphon together with the ensemble
pRESENTED BY ALTHEA THEATRE
Some lives are touched by war
Some lives are kissed by it.
Some are ended by it.
Some remain untouched.
Which one is yours?...
Following a successful international tour of the critically-acclaimed show There’s No Place Like
An officer in Russia cannot bear to tell a woman, far away in Wales, that her husband has died. Instead, he writes her love letters pretending to be him. A woman in London awaits a letter that will never come while another skypes love messages to her boyfriend in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, a soldier addresses his last letter to his former teacher who refused to join the army. And a hundred years ago, a woman wants to send her touch to her husband, so she cuts off her hand and puts it in an envelope, and goes on a journey to the other side of the world to deliver it herself.
Inspired by love letters written during war time across different cultures and languages, One Last Thing (For Now) is a universal look at the words of love against the wounds of war and everything in between.
.... War wounds never quite heal, war letters are never quite forgotten; both just get hidden away by old memories and dusty pieces of cloth, waiting to be found...
Althea Theatre is an international ensemble of British and non-British actors based in London. By exploring local and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues relevant to society today.
If you have a love letter connected to the borough of Islington waiting to be found, please contact us at as one scene will be inspired by the local community.
7th - 25th March
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees 3pm
Tickets £16.00 (£12.00 concessions)
all matinees £10.00
Pay What you can- tuesday 14th march
Latecomers will not be admitted.