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Dear Elizabeth - 2 hander at Gate Theatre

I’m thrilled to say I’ll be participating in this original production by the Gate Theatre, directed by Artistic Director Ellen McDougall, who I had the pleasure of working with on Effigies of Wickedness.

*** I will only be in the show on 9th Feb at 3pm***

“I hope you aren’t thinking that I am a) dead b) annoyed. I’m neither, but I did have flu.”

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell were two of America’s most brilliant poets. Throughout their lifetime, they wrote over 400 letters to each other; spanning decades, continents, political eras. Their connection was messy and profound, platonic yet romantic, intense and intangible. A love that resists easy definition.

These are their words.

Susan Smith Blackburn award winner Sarah Ruhl has crafted a stunning and quietly bold piece of theatre about what it means to love someone, and all the questions we regret never asking.

Two different performers will take the roles of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell for each performance. They will meet each other, the audience, and the story of Robert and Elizabeth at the same time. They won't know how the story ends: they will discover it with the audience.