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One-woman romantic comedy comes to the Old Red Lion for Valentine's Day

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN and performed by Maroussia Vladi and directed by Andrew Hurst, one-woman romatic comedy In Search of Applause comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre in time for Valentine’s Day, running from February 12 to March 2, 2019.

Lorelei has spent the last two years of her life with Nigel. But something is missing… So today Lorelei has written herself one of those ‘lists’:

Cons: Sex – scarce, unsatisfying; no foreplay EVER; we don’t talk; we don’t go out; he doesn’t hug or caress me; he never compliments me; he doesn’t invite me to see his friends, nor family; we don’t laugh; we don’t joke; we don’t play; he just sits there at his computer… endlessly; we don’t eat together; it’s like he doesn’t need me; he doesn’t yearn for me…

Pros: Security

How much have you been willing to sacrifice for the sake of ‘comfort’ and ‘security’ in your life? Lorelei can write as many lists as she likes… but what will she DO?

Keep It Moving Theatre presents this new, romantic comedy in the form of a one woman play that explores our human propensity to search for validation from the world around us for the rational decisions we’ve made… while our insides tear in two. But then again, who’s ever going to be truly happy? We may at least be comfortable.

Actress Maroussia Vladi is the writer and performer of the award winning two-hander play What Seems Like A Lifetime Ago, which was first staged at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2013. The show then went on a national tour around Australia and received critical acclaim.

Maroussia Vladi studied at The Conservatoire of Dramatic Arts in Adelaide, Australia, before going on to specialise in Physical Theatre at École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and receiving a Masters at La Sorbonne in French Culture and Literature. While in Paris, she founded Keep It Moving Theatre. Their debut production, Rhinos Are Not Yet Dead, was programmed in Paris in April 2017 and then went on tour around France.

In Search of Applause has an original musical score by Robinson Senpauroca and set and costume design by Emily Megson.

Tickets: £14.50, £12.50 concessions. To book, visit or

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30pm; Wednesday, February 20 and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.