Aspects Of Love

February 3, 2013

Aspects of Love is a musical with a book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. It is famous for the song “Love Changes Everything.”

Based on the novella of the same name by David Garnett, the piece focuses on the romantic entanglements of actress Rose Vibert, her admiring fan Alex Dillingham, his underage cousin Jenny, his uncle George, and George’s mistress, sculptress Giulietta Trapani, over a period of 17 years. The “aspects” of the title refers to the many forms that love takes in the show: love between couples, both as romantic infatuation and as married people; children and their parents; and hints of same-sex attraction (Giulietta and Rose).

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I was walking on a beach in Cuba when my mobile rang. It was Andrew Lloyd Webber asking me to play the part of George in his musical, ‘Aspects Of Love’. I admitted I’d never seen it but would take a look at the score and script when I returned to England. Still not sure it I wanted to do it or not I met with Nikolai Foster who was going to direct the show. I was so taken by his enthusiasm and vision that I agreed to do it, and I’m glad I did.