Avalanche: A Love Story
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Avalanche: A Love Story

Avalanche: A Love Story London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Intense, Clever

About the Show

Julia Leigh's real-life experience of receiving IVF treatment is retold in a one-woman show.

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Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a truly absorbing solo performance

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of dramatic monologues

Critic Reviews (7)

The Times (UK)
May 2nd, 2019

Deeply human adaptation of an IVF memoir with a solo performance by Maxine Peake that is marked by its wit, hurt and naked grief.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 2nd, 2019

Maxine Peake shows honesty and compassion in this poignant IVF drama...This is a short play that travels across a lot of ground and Peake takes us with her, every poignant step of the way.'
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The London Evening Standard
May 2nd, 2019

Maxine Peake excels in sobering tale about a woman's fertility journey...settles down to become a sobering, must-hear story for our times.'
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The Guardian (UK)
May 2nd, 2019

Maxine Peake offers a wild exhaustion as Leigh’s Woman, consumed by the desperation to conceive, but her performance is stifled by a formulaic script that leaves no space to stretch between the words.'
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Time Out London
May 2nd, 2019

Anne-Louise Sarks’s production doesn’t fully convince that theatre is the best medium for this story...Still, an hour-and-a-half in Peake’s company is never going to be time wasted, and she’s predictably brilliant.'
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The Stage (UK)
May 2nd, 2019

Basically, it’s a very ordinary story. But therein lies its beauty. As a drama it is both completely believable and – probably for many people – easy to relate to...the most beautiful thing of all is that this tale isn’t a tragedy.'
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May 2nd, 2019

There are some key issues which feel underexplored here...By far the most exciting and moving thing is watching Peake watching an imaginary phone with tears in her eyes, trying to force it to ring.'
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