Amy’s View by David Hare is a generational play about the long-term struggle between a strong mother and her loving daughter, mixing love, death and the theatre in a way which is both heady and original.
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It is 1979. Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress at just the moment when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend sets in train a series of events which only find their shape eighteen years later. A generational play about the long term struggle between a strong mother and her loving daughter, Amy’s View mixes love, death and the theatre in a way which is both heady and original.
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