LOVE BOMB is a comedy drama that explores the perils of being a hopeless romantic and perpetually single, while everyone around you is seamlessly able to find love. This is a play about love in all its forms - and how it sustains us, challenges us, and moves us.
This world premiere is written by award-winning writer Benjamin Salmon (Blowhole, Soho Theatre) and co-directed by JMK finalist Masha Kevinovna (Artistic Director of NYT Associate Company OPIA Collective) and Kyley Winfield, who is a graduate of Playing Up and Head of Accredited Programmes at National Youth Theatre. The play stars exciting new talent from the NYT Playing Up Company in their final performance together, before the next stage of their creative journeys.
LOVE BOMB marks the final production of this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Theatre Arts accredited by and delivered in partnership with The JGA Group. Previously writers on Playing Up’s final production include: Zawe Ashton (Character Breakdown), Miriam Battye (Succession), and Sophie Ellerby (Lit.)
Written by Benjamin Salmon
Directed by Masha Kevinovna and Kyley Winfield
Designer: Cara Evans
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Chan
Movement Director: Maria Koripas
Voguing Movement Director - Bambi
Composer & Sound Designer: Ben Ramsden
Assistant Director: Bethan Haf Jones
Production Manager: Sean Laing Company
Stage Manager: Claire Risseeuw
Stage Manager: Megan Hartley
Promotional photographer: Andy McCredie
Make-Up Artist: Amie Harfield
Styling: Laura Conroy
Pay What You Decide (Suggested £15 per ticket)
Pay It Forward £25 per ticket
Showtimes & Runtime
7.30pm Thursday 13th July
7.30pm Friday 14th July
2.30pm Saturday 15th July - BSL Interpreted
7.30pm Saturday 15th July
Runtime is approximately 2 hours including interval.
Contains strong language, sexual references, and alcohol consumption.
We are working to make this production and our building as accessibility to disabled audience members. Find out about the accessibility of our building.
Audience members will be welcome to come and go during the performance. There will be no strobe lighting in the production and information will be provided in advance on any loud noises in the performance and with content information on the themes explored. Specific tickets are available to book for wheelchair users.
The 2.30pm performance on Saturday 15th July will be BSL interpreted.
If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0206967066.
Angus Leaton Gray
Everdene Pratt Johns
The Jacqueline Worswick, the Christina Smith Foundation, The Alan Macdonald Bursaries for Early Career Designers, and the Samuel Family via The London Community Foundation