Amours De Voyage



A new play by Mike Walker updating Arthur Hugh Clough's Victorian poem sequence of missed opportunities and moving the action from the Rome of 1848 to Egypt last year. Claude is a cynical travel writer unimpressed by everything he sees. Merry is an American on a modern version of the Grand Tour, visiting the great sights of Egypt with her parents. Circumstances throw them together and both surprise themselves by discovering that despite the worlds that separate them they might have growing feelings for each other. Meanwhile the streets of Cairo are erupting into angry life with protestors and government troops clashing. Claude is resolutely disengaged until he find himself caught in the crowd. The things he sees makes him realise he has stood on the sidelines of life for too long. But is it too late to do anything about it.

Claude: Stephen Noonan

Merry: Fenella Woolgar

Dan: Peter Marinker

Producer: Tim Dee