One Last Thing (For Now)


Just announced: One Last Thing (For Now) will have its world-premiere in March 2017 at The Old Red Lion Theatre. To book your tickets: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/one-last-thing-for-now.html 

An officer in Russia cannot bear to tell a woman, far away in Wales, that her husband had died. Instead, he writes her love letters pretending to be him. A woman in London awaits a letter that will never come while another skypes love messages to her boyfriend in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, a soldier addresses his last letter to his former teacher who refused to join the army. And a hundred years ago, a woman wants to send her touch to her husband, so she cuts off her hand and puts it in an envelope, and goes on a journey to the other side of the world to deliver it herself.

Inspired by love letters written during war time across different cultures and languages, One Last Thing (For Now) is a universal look at the words of love against the wounds of war and everything in between.

.... War wounds never quite heal, war letters are never quite forgotten; both just get hidden away by old memories and dusty pieces of cloth, waiting to be found....

Tristan Bates Sample
Photo: Laurie Field











Tristan Bates Sample
Photo: Laurie Field

Performed and devised by the ensemble of Althea Theatre
Directed by Lilac Yosiphon

Click Here for a 5-min glimpse of the show

Click here to have a look at the making of the show
Tristan Bates Sample
Photo: Laurie Field
One Last Thing (For Now) was sampled ​at the Tristan Bates in October 2014 and following that was developed to a ​successful ​rehearsed reading of the full draft at The Arts Theatre in 2015.