A Tender Thing

by Ben Power

Playing at The Theatre

May 2018

Love entangled with the end of love.

Starring Patrick Driver & Suzanna Hamilton.

Ben Power’s unique and moving play imagines the star-crossed lovers at the end of their long lives together. Shakespeare’s original words are woven together into a new, deeply romantic story of loyalty, loss and enduring love.

This crisp, contemporary production is steeped in atmosphere, lyricism and heartbreaking romance.

“Suzanna Hamilton and Patrick Driver are excellent at conveying the give and take of a couple who have lived together for a very long time; their body language is spot on.” – The Oxford Mail

“Suzanna Hamilton is captivating as Juliet, with shimmering and storytelling eyes… It may not have been the love story I was expecting, but what I saw instead was something more layered and ultimately richer.” – OX Magazine

"Patrick Driver and Suzanna Hamilton’s performances create a believable relationship with emotional depth...beautiful movement sections...poetically capture the realities of caring for someone with a terminal illness" – The Stage

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Written by Ben Power

Directed by John Terry

Set and Costume Design by Alex Berry

Lighting Design by Alexandra Stafford

Movement Director - Helen Carpenter

Featuring music by Nils Frahm, Stars of the Lid and Sibjorn Apeland


Romeo - Patrick Driver

Juliet - Suzanna Hamilton


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