|Martin Miller in “The Lovesong Of Alfred J. Hitchcock,” part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Alma Reville had a lot to complain about it would seem. “Hitchcok,” the 2012 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren made it abundantly clear that he was obsessed with his leading ladies, and gruffly inattentive to his wife.
“The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock,” David Rudkin’s radio play adapted by him for the stage, at 59E59 Theaters through May 25th, covers this ground anew. But, alas, despite the clever title, not afresh.
|Roberta Kerr and Martin Miller in “The Lovesong Of Alfred J. Hitchcock,” part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.|
In fairness to David Rudkin, the 1993 radio play predates the film, and like it is based on Alma Reville’s memoire of life with Hitch. Reville, Mrs. Hitchcok, has provided the ultimate spoiler to the cheerfully eerie “Good evening” with which Hitchcock greeted his audience for the long-running TV mystery shows he hosted.
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