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The Gate’s critically acclaimed sell-out production of Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl returns for a limited run in Autumn 2021.
'Dear Elizabeth was a thrilling theatrical experience to both participate in, and to watch the other performances. It was a heady cocktail of memory, poetry, surprise encounter, desire, longing, delicious playfulness and searing heartbreak. A love letter to love letters' Tamsin Greig (2019 production)
Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell were two of America’s most brilliant poets. They wrote over 400 letters to each other through their lives; spanning decades, continents, political eras.
Their relationship was messy and profound; platonic and romantic; distant and intense. A love that resists easy definition.
Ellen McDougall’s innovative production features two unrehearsed performers each night. They meet each other, and the audience, at the start of the performance. Everyone discovers the story of Robert and Elizabeth, letter by letter, together.
GATE @ THEATRO TECHNIS.
This production of Dear Elizabeth will take place in a new theatre space for the Gate: Theatro Technis, Camden – a fully accessible space with a larger auditorium to allow for social distancing.
Theatro Technis is a short walk from King’s Cross and Mornington Crescent tube stations and Camden Road overground station.
All performances of Dear Elizabeth are on sale with socially distanced seating and mask wearing is encouraged. The auditorium is fitted with an air ventilation system and extensive cleaning will be in place in all areas.
We’re excited to announce that two different performers will take the roles of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell for each performance.
1 Sep Angelina Chudi and Jacob Seelochan
2 Sep Jimena Larraguivel and Pete MacHale
3 Sep Mei Mac and Justice Ritchie
4 Sep Jennifer Dixon and Mika Onyx Johnson
6 Sep Waj Ali and Samuelle Durojaiye
7 Sep Martins Imhangbe and Roberta Livingston
8 Sep Catherine Chalk and Arthur Hughes
9 Sep Rufus Love and Anoushka Lucas
10 Sep Eric Kofi Abrefa and Deborah Bahi
11 Sep Pepa Duarte and David Moorst
14 Sep Saffia Kavaz and Michelle Tiwo
15 Sep Shannon Tarbet and Saskia Craft-Stanley
16 Sep Esh Alladi and Lauren Ziebart
17 Sep Kae Alexander and Montel Bowen
18 Sep Joshua Griffin and Minhee Yeo