shopping cart icon

It All Begins With Love by Rod Ainsworth

it all begins with love 1:3
it all begins with love 2:3
it all begins with love 3:3

THEMES: Domestic Violence, Community, Love

CHARACTER AGES: One old, four varied.

LENGTH: 1 Hour
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
Playlab Indie
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Rod Ainsworth
$ 9.95
Name: ItAllBeginsWithLove
File Size: 2.45MB
File Name: itallbeginswithlove
File Type: pdf
File Path: stories/virtuemart/product/itallbeginswithlove.pdf

Print on demand


AllYouNeedIsLove Banner
(It All Begins with Love was premiered at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Bundaberg, Queensland on 21 November 2015 as part of Creative Regions anti-domestic violence campaign.)

Screen Shot 2017 03 30 at 11.57.35 am

It All Begins With Love
 presents an abstract space that enables five women to tell their personal stories as victims of domestic violence.  The world is connected by an older woman whose story of witnessing violence as a child has affected her for her entire life.  This verbatim play presents the real accounts of women subjected to violence in their homes by the one they loved most.  It is a short, powerful play that is relevant for communities and schools alike.  The purpose of the play is to create open and honest conversations about violence against women in our society. 

Screen Shot 2017 03 30 at 12.00.54 pm

"I’ve never seen anything like this. Congratulations" - 
Senior Constable Queensland Police Service, 2014

"The confronting and brutally honest show is sure to leave audiences with a greater understanding of what actually goes on behind closed doors in some households." - Scenestr

Includes Educational Resources

Designed primarily for educators, this document outlines support for use of the It All Begins With Love theatre production.  

A framework is given to the subject matter of the theatre production by defining Domestic Violence and discussing factual information, the cycle of violence, what is a healthy relationship and links to further support and resources. Support for educators asking students to analyse the theatre elements of the stage production is also given, outline information about the contemporary Verbatim Theatre style and suggested activities for pre, during and post-viewing of the performance.  Some activities for use during pastoral care opportunities are also supplied throughout the package.  Educators should be warned that the play contains frequent coarse language. 

ISBN: 978 1 925338 02 7

Please note that this is a digital product. Once purchased, a copy of this product will be downloadable via a link supplied within an automatically dispatched confirmation email. If you have purchased a digital product and did not receive this email please contact us at


 Blue Bar

Categories12 button

Absurdist Button

Black Comedy   Button

Cabaret Button

Clowning Button

Comedic Drama Button

Comedy Button

Drama Button

Education Button

Educational Notes Button

Fantasy Button

Farce button

Gothic Drama Button

Historical Drama button

Indigenous Themes button


Musical button

New Vintage button

Physcial Theatre Button

Playlab INdie button

Prose Button

Text book button

Thriller button

Vauderville button

Verbatim button


Facebook Button copy
Twitter Button

Instagram Button


Queensland Government Logo

Playlab is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland     



© 2017 Playlab

PayPal-logo-1-1Aust Post logo