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The Complications of Love & War

Love is never easy, but the hardships of war can make things even more complicated. Nina has found the love of her life, and plans to spend the rest of her days with him, until death do they part. Unfortunately, with the onset of World War One, death comes sooner than expected. Devastated by the loss, Nina's cheap self-therapy involves a series of unromantic sexual affairs. She is only pulled out of this rut by Charles, one of her unsuccessful suitors.

Nina finally settles down, gets married, and finds herself pregnant. She is now ready to move ahead, but just as she has started to pull her life together, a horrifying secret leads to another tragic mess.

Strange Interlude is a drama by the playwright Eugene O'Neill, and is set between the period of World War One and World War Two. He depicts how the effects of war have a long lasting aftermath, not only on a national scale, but a personal one as well.

Previews begin from the 28th May, and then the play opens officially on the 5th June and runs until 12th August with tickets costing between 26-48 for adults, and 13-24 for under 18s. It is on at the Lyttleton Theatre, which is one of the many venues of the National Theatre at London Southbank.
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When: 28th May - 12th Aug
Phone: 020 7452 3000
Where: Lyttelton Theatre
Cost: 26-48 adults, 13-24 under 18s
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