Love, Genius and a Walk explores how art and marriage can make challenging bedfellows.
Gustav Mahler, world-renowned composer and conductor, wishes his wife to be his muse. Alma desires a closeness he cannot give, as he believes it would distract him from completing his work. Mahler turns to renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud for guidance, however both men find they may not truly understand women. Meanwhile, a modern couple's life mirrors Alma and Mahler's, except here she is the striving artist while her commercially oriented husband confounds her with his own thoughts on art.
The two stories twist and turn through the quagmires of love and genius, set to the sweeping music of Mahler.
Written by New Yorker Gay Walley, the play returns to London in a new creative production by director Leah Townley.