Nomad Theatre: When Love Grows Old by Giles Cole
Two sharp and comedic looks at love in older age
The Romance of the Century
An elderly couple live in elegant surroundings with little to do but relive their past glories and infidelities, and wait for the Queen to come to tea. Are they deluded, confused, or perhaps two people who were once the most glamorous couple in the world? What price romance when the world is watching…
This play imagines, in comedic vein, what might have been said when the Queen visited the elderly Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Paris, where they were living in exile, in 1972. Had the then Edward VIII not abdicated in 1936, Elizabeth II would not have become Queen. What might their feelings towards each other be, 36 years later?
Alfred and Charlie, fellow employees now retired, meet for a drink almost every night, but they are having trouble remembering certain things, and perhaps there are also things best forgotten, or at least not spoken about. Life can be very simple when you look back on it, and when you have little else to do but look back, then dangers can lurk when the whisky starts to talk…
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