Fool for Love
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Previewed 7 June 2006, Opened 15 June 2006, Closed 9 September 2006 at the Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue in London
Revival of Sam Shepard's play Fool for Love, directed by Lindsay Posner and starring Juliette Lewis and Martin Henderson.
"She just appears. She's just standing there, staring at me and I'm staring back at her and we can't take our eyes off each other. It was like we knew each other from somewhere but we couldn't place where. But the second we saw each other, that very second, we knew we'd never stop being in love"
"One of the most powerful and poetic of American playwrights" The Daily Express
Juliette Lewis and Martin Henderson play former lovers who meet at an isolated motel on the edge of the Mojave desert. As buried passions are unearthed, lust turns to violence and cruel betrayals may not be forgiven. This is an explosive story of dark secrets, gripping obsession and the deepest kind of love. The cast also features Larry Lamb and Joe Duttine.
Juliette Lewis: "Electrifying... acts her jealous heart out" The London Evening Standard
"Lindsay Posner's West End production of Fool For Love proves to be grippingly feral, darkly funny and nightmarish... Strongly recommended" The Independent on Sunday
"Fool for Love has Shepard's trademarks. There's a haunting absent father, scowling in the too amiable shape of Larry Lamb on the sidelines. There's the seedy setting: a motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert... Juliette Lewis looks and moves perfectly in this framed place... Lindsay Posner's production gives a showcase for a great playwright. If you've never seen a Sam Shepard, go to this." The Observer
"A trailer trash tragedy with classical intensity" The Times
"The atmosphere is balmy and claustrophobic, and, with the right combination of actors in the two leading roles, should be crackling with emotion and resentment. These two Hollywood film actors both look right: Juliette Lewis is louche as well as sweet... Martin Henderson is boyish and sexy... but between the two of them, despite Lindsay Posner's simple, spare direction, they left me wondering if, secret or no secret, they should spend any time together at all, or if they should just call it a day and go bowling or whatever else they do on the edge of the Mojave desert." The Sunday Telegraph
"Lindsay Posner's superb production screws the tension to the tightest point" The London Evening Standard
Juliette Lewis, who plays the role of 'May' said: "I wanted to do a play for a long time because it's the bare essentials of acting, just a story, actors and a set, whereas film is a film-makers' medium and you are just a piece of the puzzle. I didn't know what material was going to sustain my interest, then I read this play. The dilemma was something I recognised. I'm not a yeller like May, but I connected with the struggle of a love you can't have. You are for ever chasing that connection... [Lindsay Posner has] really whipped us into shape. He has real patience. Eight hours a day can be tedious but he had such a gentle touch to get you through it, and before you know it, you know the text. It becomes muscle memory."
Fool for Love in London at the Apollo Theatre previewed from 7 June 2006, opened on 15 June 2006 and closed on 9 September 2006