Aspects of Love
About Aspects of Love
Following its acclaimed première at Manchester’s award-winning Hope Mill Theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s brand-new revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glorious musical transfers to Southwark for a strictly limited season.
From the cobbled streets of Paris to the mountains of the Pyrenees, Aspects of Love is a sweeping, epic and heart-breaking love story spanning seventeen years. Passion, desire, family ties and friendship bind six people and three generations together as they come to appreciate how love changes everything.
Featuring the iconic songs ‘Love Changes Everything’ and ‘Seeing is Believing’ and first seen at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1989, Aspects of Love celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019. This major revival, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Hair, Pippin), is an intimately reimagined production of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s richest scores, which will take you on a thrilling and romantic journey through a
tangled web of love, lies and longing.
Manchester production photography by Anthony Robling.
Tell Me More
While most people know Andrew Lloyd Webber for shows like “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” his show “Aspects of Love” is a more intimate musical experience. Hopping through time, the show follows the tangled web of love shared by four major characters – budding actress Rose, her young fan-turned-soldier Alex, his uncle George, and George’s mistress Giulietta Trapani. Throughout the story, the four lovers exchange partners and romantic interests, deepening the complexity of love and its varying meaning for each relationship.
With Webber as a composer and book writer, the show’s score is rounded out with thoughtful and delicate lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. While the musical is set throughout the ‘40s and ‘60s and first produced in 1989, its message that love has the power to alter our lives is timeless.
What To Watch For
- “Aspects of Love” takes its story from the 1955 novella by David Garnett. Andrew Lloyd Webber and his longtime writing partner Tim Rice composed a cabaret of songs six years prior to its West End premiere.
- The original planned adaptation for the “Aspects of Love” novella was actually meant to be a film version. It was after the film project fell through that Lloyd Webber decided there should be a musical adaptation instead.
- This staging at the Southwark Playhouse includes special seating in the front row. Instead of the standard theatre seats, the front row will be made up of wooden chairs and café tables so audiences members can feel immersed in the Parisian setting of the musical.