The Mysterious Mr Love
by Karoline Leach
English Theatre Leipzig revisits its debut production of Karoline Leach’s 1997 play in an edition since updated and expanded from the original by the author. George, the eponymous Mr Love, is an aging, jaded con man whose habitual method of relieving unsuspecting spinsters of their life savings meets its match in the innocent, mousy milliner Adelaide Pinchin, who, it turns out, may not be as naive as she first appears.
While George, at first, easily manipulates Adelaide’s poor self-esteem to his own advantage, she quickly proves his equal and unravels his plans in bizarre and unpredictable ways. Set in 1910, the play offers a tantalising glimpse behind the locked doors and secrets of Edwardian society and reveals our forefathers’ everyday struggles to be hauntingly similar to our own.
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th of December 2018
Cast & Crew
George Love Peter Seaton-Clark Adelaide Pinchin Nicola Chapman Director Tom Bailey Stage Manager Violet McNulty Costume Designer Marisa DiTeresa Set Designer/Constructor Markus Czygan, Tom Bailey Lighting Hannes Jung Sound Andre Hemker Producers Justin Sands, Julia Kragh Graphic Design Katja Hillscher Promotion Erik Eek