I ♥ Alice ♥ I is 75 minutes of captivating, stimulating, moving and funny theatre. At its core, it’s a love story. A love story between two people who have been together for almost 30 years. We learn about each of their eccentricities, their bad habits and their good habits. We learn something about their past lives and loves, some of it good, some of it not so good. We learn about their families, their friendships, their personalities and their present lives. We come to understand what it is they love about each other. We can see that theirs is a true love story, that they are each other’s best friend and lover, that they make each other laugh a lot, cry sometimes, that they are a true support to each other. And that as they face into their twilight years, there is a certain concern as to what the future holds. That I ♥ Alice ♥ I is a love story between two women, Alice Kinsella and Alice Slattery, is almost incidental.
I ♥ Alice ♥ I is a beautiful piece of theatre, written by Amy Conroy. The language is everyday, easy to understand and yet so carefully considered. The acting is also beautiful. Amy Conroy and Claire Barrett make is look so simple and easy – a credit to their talent as actors and to Amy Conroy as director. If you have even the slightest interest in theatre, you must go and see I ♥ Alice ♥ I when it comes to the White Memorial Theatre on 6,7 and 8 July next .
- Aisling Kilroy, Clonmel, June 2013
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