couple lying on the grass

Critical Stages and QUT Gardens Theatre present

L'Amante Anglaise

by Marguerite Duras

A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below... All except the head. Witness this modern classic psychological thriller that takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator. Based on a fascinating true crime that took place in 1949.

Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray) are ordinary human beings leading everyday lives until a gruesome catastrophe occurs. In simple conversation, they effortlessly reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves, and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion.

Starring Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray
Directed by Laurence Strangio
English translation by Barbara Bray

"Acting of the highest order…
Rare and heady theatre…
A sublime production."


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