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Latymer Upper School presents Love. Liebe. Lyubov. written by acclaimed playwright, actor and Latymerian Ruby Thomas

On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March, students from Latymer Upper School will be performing Love. Liebe. Lyubov. at Richmond Theatre. Ruby Thomas’s play shares one of the most inspirational periods in the school’s history and the performances form part of a calendar of events celebrating 400 years of education at Latymer.

In Love. Liebe. Lyubov., Thomas delves into Latymer’s colourful timeline to bring to life an exceptional story where differences are put aside to build friendship and connection. Against the backdrop of World War II, a memory and an inspirational idea pull two schools together – Latymer Upper School and the Johanneum in Hamburg – an exchange which is still running today, 75 years later. 

On being commissioned to write the play, Ruby Thomas said:

“When Justin Joseph, Head of Drama, came to me with the idea of writing a play to celebrate Latymer’s 400th Anniversary, I felt a sense of trepidation. Spending time deepening my understanding of the relationship between these schools has genuinely changed my attitude to what embracing difference looks like. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to write about this pioneering “experiment in friendship”.

Latymer students have embraced the complex structure of the play, bringing humour, drama and sensitivity to their performances and the story;  encapsulating the spirit of inclusivity, kindness and respect on which the school was founded 400 years ago.

Please join us at Richmond Theatre for this magnificent event. Bookings can be made here.




Victoria Evans
Author: Victoria Evans

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