2002: The Love Child

By Edith Olivier
Adapted by Lavinia Murray
Directed by Jonathan Holloway
Designed by Neil Irish
Music by Jon Nicholls


2002: The Love Child

“Red Shift Theatre Company has produced an intelligent play which deals with imagination and emotion at its deepest level. Holloway’s direction is snappy, sensitive and superb…Irish’s design is a mini masterpiece of inventiveness. A hugely satisfying production…powerful and intensely moving.”
The Stage

After the death of her mother Agatha Bodenham is left empty and alone. She withdraws from life, absorbed by memories of her childhood, and finds herself increasingly attracted to the spirit world. Then an unearthly young girl arrives and teaches Agatha to live again. They become inseparable, and Agatha will go to any lengths to keep it that way.

Red Shift added a chilling dimension to Edith Olivier’s bewitching novella, The Love Child. A hypnotic story that delved into the power of the imagination, madness and the supernatural.