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ALL MY LOVE @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA

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The intimate Lennox Theatre at the Riverside  came richly to life with this gem of a historical play written by Australian writer, Anne Broadsbank.

ALL MY LOVE charts the story of the relationship between two major Australian literary figures, starting with how at the end of the 19th century, Mary Gilmore a literary icon and radical socialist was introduced to a young Henry Lawson. The playwright used as her source, the poems and letters that they wrote to each other over time.

As their friendship developed, Mary found herself caught in the midst of an intense relationship between Henry and his formidable Suffragette mother,  Louisa.  (Louisa is an invisible, dominating presence through the play). What ensues is the start of a love affair including a secret engagement which is  then thwarted by a devastating deception. Continue reading ALL MY LOVE @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA