2 - 3 Jul 2019 (2 performances)

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. Based upon an actual event, L’amante Anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.

This modern classic psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, takes you inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator and is a fascinating and compelling true crime story.

Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray – 2015 Green Room winner, Best Female Performer, Independent Theatre) are ordinary human beings leading everyday lives until catastrophe occurs. Over the course of the drama, they effortlessly reveal the beauty and brutality of their inner selves and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion.

Performed exquisitely and directed by Laurence Strangio, L’amante Anglaise is a rare and unmissable work of theatre.

Director: Laurence Strangio
Performers: Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray

Book swap!

Travelling with L’amante Anglaise will be a free book exchange devoted to great crime stories and true crime explorations. Each book contains a small note from the previous reader with a short message about why they loved the book - and now you can too!

Bring along a crime genre book you’d like to swap for another, and make sure you complete one of the recommendation note cards at the theatre. You’ll go home with a great new story to read, and a fellow book lover will have the chance to find out why you loved the book you’re exchanging.

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★★★★ 1/2
‘Brilliant theatre, pure and simple. Don’t miss it.’
The Age
★★★★ 1/2
'Engrossing theatre … Two accomplished and inspiring actors'
Herald Sun
'Acting of the highest order… Rare and heady theatre.. a sublime production.'
Stage Whispers
'Beautifully poignant, emotionally powerful'
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Premium $65 / A Reserve $57
B Reserve $49 / C Reserve $40

B Reserve Concession $44

Gallery Premium $55 / Gallery A Reserve $48
Gallery B Reserve $40 / Gallery C Reserve $35

Gallery A Reserve Concession $43
Gallery B Reserve Concession $35

Group price (6+) $5 discount on A / B / C Reserve and Gallery A / B / C Reserve tickets

*all bookings made via the website will incur a $2 Internet Transaction Fee


1hr 45mins (no interval)

Patrons' Advice

Recommended for 15 years+
Please note: While the original book is French this production is performed in English.