You fall in love with the two Alice’s immediately, you cant help it…..you are so nervous for them because they are so scared to be there. All you want to do is go onto the stage, give them a hug and hold their hands. Tell them they will be alright, they will get through this and that we will leave in the end having listened to them tell their tender and heartfelt love-story.
Being lucky enough to call her a friend and growing up along side the ever acting, ever performing talented Amy Conroy (writer/actor) but not having had the pleasure of seeing Amy or Clare Barrett perform on the “real” stage I couldn’t have chosen a better masterpiece than the Alice’s for my first experience of both these actors. Their brilliant performance as Alice Slattery and Alice Kinsella brings you on a journey of friendship and love, with laughter and sadness. You cant help but ask yourself is my relationship like theirs, a feeling of hope resonated deep in my heart because what the Alices have, I want. Friendship to begin with but through sharing the itsy bitsy boring, mundane trials and tribulations of every day life this friendship becomes much more and in the end a simple kiss in the aisle of a shopping centre seals the fate of these two beautiful and courageous women.
Winning the 2010 Fishamble New Writing Award at the 2010 ABSOLUT Fringe Awards was no accident….Through brilliant play writing Amy Conroy allows us to be intimate with these two characters, falling under their spell because you don’t want to miss a single word of that they have to say to each other and about each other I ♥ Alice ♥ I made me laugh, made me cry but most of all made me feel warm in my heart. Doesn’t matter if you are young or old, single or married, gay or straight, if you want to see a true love story then I ♥ Alice ♥ I is a must see.