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Sweet Nothings

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About the Show Less...

Luc Bondy's production of this tale of sexual longing. Read More >

Sweet Nothings explores the power of sexual longing, the cruelty of tradition and the vulnerability of those in love.

A young man has an affair with a married woman. He is terrified her husband will challenge him to a duel and kill him. At a party, he flirts with a girl who believes she is truly loved. Life seems full of joy. The doorbell rings. The husband enters the room.

Distinguished European director Luc Bondy directs Sweet Nothings, a new version of Arthur Schnitzel’s classic play Liebelei by Laurence Olivier Award-winner David Harrower.

Harrower’s plays include the Laurence Olivier Award-winning Blackbird and Knives In Hens, while his previous adaptations include The Good Soul Of Szechuan and Six Characters In Search Of An Author.

Sweet Nothings is a co-production between the Young Vic and the Vienna Festival. It played at the Young Vic earlier this year before this visit to the Rose theatre, Kingston.

For more about Sweet Nothings at the Young Vic read our First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 20/04/2010

Closing Night: 24/04/2010

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Cast & Creative


Director - Luc Bondy

Producer - Young Vic and Vienna Festival

Author - Arthur Schnitzler

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