‘There is a war coming… A war that will last for a hundred years… I think it is already here. I think we’ve been fighting it a long time.’
A young Jewish physicist and an activist poet meet at a party and fall in love. As society splinters around them, the couple’s struggle to survive erupts into violence.
Cordelia Lynn’s play Love and Other Acts of Violence is a subversive and intimate love story about inheritance and the cycles of politics and history. It premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in October 2021, directed by Elayce Ismail.
‘Audaciously jagged… mesmerising moments’
— Evening Standard
‘Cordelia Lynn is a young playwright with a distinctive voice. She’s serious, and poetic and comes at problems and ideas from unusual angles’
‘A stunning piece of theatre… feels chillingly prescient’
— British Theatre Guide
‘Superbly written… a very powerful piece of drama’
— London Theatre 1