hLovesong | What's On | Citizens Theatre



Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness.All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience, the lines between past and present become blurred, memory becomes unreliable and changes history.Lovesong is inspired by the T.S. Eliot poem ‘The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock’.

Wed 8 February

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop


Recommended for 14+


“I’ve never seen such an instantaneous standing ovation or heard so much sobbing during a show’s closing stages…the piece beats with such profound truth that you’re held rapt “
The Telegraph

“as tender as the bruised peaches that fall to the ground in the garden…heart-stoppingly effective…beautifully choreographed…only the hard of heart will remain completely unmoved”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Lovesong is compelling, understated perfection…poignant and uplifting…a hugely memorable performance”
The Stage

“It all works beautifully…This haunting play is shot through with compassion and tenderness.”
Plymouth Herald

“… the award-winning company mesmerises with its trademark combination of physicality and music…Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett’s trademark choreography is superb…Lovesong is an atmospheric, gentle, humorous tear-jerker.”
What’s On Stage

”…it builds beautifully into a touching meditation on loss and separation through death. You may well not leave it dry-eyed.”
The Times

“a heartfelt, beautifully crafted piece of theatre…full of exquisite, heartrending moments…a spellbinding and elegiac story of life, love and death”
Yorkshire Post

“Inspired…This portrait of ageing and enduring love tugs at the heartstrings, whatever your date of birth.”
The Independent on Sunday

“a tribute to the durability of loving relationships…”
The Evening Standard

  • Cast & Creative Team
    Frantic Assembly and Drum Theatre Plymouth in association with Chichester Festival Theatre present Lovesong Writer
 Abi Morgan Direction/choreography
 Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett
 Merle Hensel Sound Design 
Carolyn Downing Lighting Design 
Andy Purves Video Design 
Ian William Galloway Marketing & Publicity 
The Corner Shop Producer 
Lisa MaguireCast: 
Siân Phillips, Edward Bennett, Sam Cox and Leanne Rowe.
Running Time: 90mins