I Want to Know What Love Is

Friday 22 March, 8pm
100 days from now
A crowdsourced letter of love and loss; 60 technicolour minutes that will have you cringing, crying and singing along. The Australian
You’ll be moved, and they won’t be rom-com tears. Brisbane Times

Presented by Critical Stages and The Goodroom

Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking. Take a dizzying ride through love’s collision course.

I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests. Acclaimed Queensland performance collective The Good Room asked members of the public to anonymously submit their stories of love - fragments and memories, confessions and admissions – and they’ve transformed those secret submissions into magnificent declarations centre stage.
 
Submission #87: “It’s been years, but I still think of you and wonder ‘What could have been?’
Submission #346: “I choose to say it did not fail. It just finished.”


This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.
 
Following a sold-out premiere season in Brisbane Festival 2014 with Queensland Theatre, the work had a subsequent sold-out return at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival in 2015, and a Melbourne season at Provocare Festival in 2017. This thrilling production is on national tour in 2019.

Your anonymous submissions may also be included in this work! Visit this page soon for details on how to submit your stories of love, passion and heartbreak. (Link will be added as soon as it is available from the Producer!)

Around the world, people love. They sing for love, they dance for love, they compose poems and stories about love. They tell myths and legends about love. They pine for love, they live for love, they kill for love, and they die for love. Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it. Helen Fisher, The Brain In Love


Running Time: 60mins no interval
Suitable for ages 16+ due to adult content.
Warning: This production contains coarse language, sexual references loud music and sound effects, haze and a complete blackout.

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Credits

  • Created by - Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Caroline Dunphy, Kieran Swann and Lauren Clelland
  • Performed by - Amy Ingram, Caroline Dunphy, Margi Brown-Ash, Tom Cossettini
  • Director - Daniel Evans
  • Designer - Keiran Swann
  • Lighting Design - Jason Glenwright
  • Composer/Sound Design - Lawrence English

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Dates

  • Friday 22 March 2019 8:00 PM

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  • Adult $48
  • Subscriber (choose 4 or more Season 2019 shows) $38
  • Concession $42
  • Youth (16-21) $30

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Venue

Civic Theatre
375 Hunter Street
Newcastle
2300