A master stroke of marketing by Richard Armitage. So much attention has been paid to the economic and generational themes, especially by the short blurbs in marketing. It bears reminding that in the play, these themes get jumpstarted by the coming together of a couple in what I think is a sexually charged atmosphere. It becomes a family story – a dark comedy -in which other characters have their own claims for love from that couple. Love is more than a song title.
But is Richard Armitage seeing the play and his character the way you and I do? If you’ve read the play, or even some summaries, you might want to check out what Heather Parrish thinks is going on with rehearsals and Richard Armitage’s becoming Kenneth. The latest entry on her blog currently devoted to the Love,Love,Love, Fully Grown-up Fan Girl, explores the actors’ desires, choices and risks, in establishing his character on stage.