Rare Arthur Miller double–biller

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THEATREGOERS have a rare opportunity to see two interlinked Arthur Miller plays – in Two Way Mirror, at Doncaster Little Theatre from January 24.

Two-Way Mirror consists of two compelling one-act plays, Elegy for A lady and Some Kind of Love Story, based on the theme of relationships.

It is said to have been based on the American author’s relationship with Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, and his subsequent abandonment of her.  

Elegy for a Lady, directed by Rachel Rollin, is a moving story about a man seeking a gift for his dying mistress – but the shop owner seems to know his story, and his mistress, better than he does!

Their intimate exchanges raise the question of whether there are deeper, underlying reasons for this, or whether the encounter is simply an opportunity for the man to openly communicate his true feelings.

Director of Some Kind of Love Story, Jon Wright, said: “This is my first time directing for the Little Theatre. I am really excited to be working with a talented cast on a fantastic play.

“Some Some Kind of Love Story is a character driven piece, a detective story with a twist – on the surface it’s a play about the administration of justice, but we soon realise things are not always as they first appear.

“Miller delivers a powerful script and I have tried to create a homage to the great film noir detective stories from the 30s and 40s.”

The production opens on Monday, January 24 and runs to Saturday, January 29. The curtain goes up at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets and more details are available from the Box Office on 01302 340422.