Love Of A Good Woman

Written by Andy Muir

Directed by Michael Cahill

With puppeteer Max Humphries

Starring Tim Barlow

Writer Andy Muir has brought to life a story of an old man living alone, dependent on his TV for a link to the outside world, and who is suddenly cut off from that world. In the silence that follows, he remembers the one girl he fell in love with and we watch through his eyes as that girl learns to love him and eventually helps him sleep forever, safe in the knowledge that he is no longer alone.

Love of A Good Woman explores the effect that something as massive as the Olympic Games might have on something as small as the existence of a lonely old man. The character is in conflict with the outside world. The world into which he was born and has lived for decades is one he no longer recognises and it scares him. The catalyst is the sudden loss of his beloved TV signal and the resolution will be this old man taking his life into his own hands, but first he will make one last ditch effort in his search for some kind of meaning in his life.

The piece uses multi media and puppetry to create a world in a bedsit that comes to life one night and helps take the audience on a journey through this man’s life, culminating in his tragic end.

To read about the creative team, click here.

Love of A Good Woman was a scratch piece, performed at The Corn Exchange Newbury as part of their Evolve/Exchange programme, which supports artists and new work, by allowing companies to explore and develop ideas in a supportive environment.