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Writer : David Rudkin
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Juliet Shillingford
Lighting Designer : Azuza Ono
Sound Designer : Tom Lishman

Toured October - November 2014 plus New York transfer April 2015

New Perspectives and Curve Theatre, Leicester presented The Lovesong Of Alfred J Hitchcock - by visionary British playwright David Rudkin - opening at Curve Theatre Leicester, followed by a UK tour in Autumn 2014, and opening the 10th Anniversary Brits Off Broadway Festival in New York in April 2014.

This poetic new play took an unprecedented look at the life and mind of one of the century’s most fascinating cultural icons. With great insight and stunning lyricism, this critically acclaimed character study revealed the story of the Hitchcock you never knew.

Reviews are in from the New York press - read them here

"Mr Miller's performance shows us what made Hitchcock the artist tick" New York Times Read the full review here

"Rudkin's darkly riveting play brilliantly demonstrates the way Hitchcock's art is the key to his life"

Michael Billington - The Guardian - Read the full review here

Target audience age: Suitable for adults and older children aged 14+
Running time: Approx 2 hours (including an interval)
Interval length: 20 mins


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