Elegy @ Donmar Warehouse

We love the intimacy of the Donmar Warehouse and we have been excited about seeing the new Nick Payne play, Elegy, for weeks now.  We saw his earlier play, Constellations, at the Royal Court back in 2012 and it was fantastic.

Elegy is a play about the philosophical challenges that facing the partner of a person who has a degenerative brain condition.  The partner has to choose between an operation  that will preserve physical health but, at the same time, may remove two decades of memory. The play jumps from after the operation to before and back again.


The issues faced are very topical and Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya all play their parts beautifully.  Nick Payne creates some fabulous scenes and marvellous dialogue.  However, for us at least, Elegy did not quite hit the high notes of Constellations.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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