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About the Show Less...

This reunites Michael Nyman and Michael Hastings with director Lindsay Posner and conductor Paul McGrath, in a poignant operatic love story. Read More >

Love Counts details the unlikely liaison between Avril, a university mathematics lecturer, and Patsy, a middle weight fighter at the end of his career, who cannot read or recognise numbers. With no education outside the boxing ring, he can barely write his name. From a chance encounter, a friendship develops. Learning that the muscles and mumbling mask a gentle character, Avril falls in love – an intense bond based on trust and surrender, on numbers and honesty. But, will it be enough to keep him away from the ring? This two-hander stars Andrew Slater (last seen at the Almeida in Simon Holt’s Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?) as Patsy, and Helen Williams, recently much praised as the Queen Of The Night at Opera North, as Avril.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 14/07/2006

Closing Night: 23/07/2006

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative


Director - Lindsay Posner

Designer - Peter McKintosh

Conductor - Paul McGrath

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Author - Text: Michael Hastings

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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