Love, Love, Love

by Mike Bartlett

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Fri 27 Apr - Sat 09 Jun 2012

1967. Kenneth and Sandra meet, and it’s a whole new world.

A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today’s brutal realities.

From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.

Mike Bartlett’s play, which won a UK Theatre Award for Best Play this year opens at the Royal Court in a brand new co-production with Paines Plough

The play was originally produced in October 2010 by Paines Plough in a co-production with the Drum Theatre Plymouth, where it opened, before embarking on a 14 week national tour.

Mike Bartlett’s plays at the Royal Court include Cock for which he won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and which will transfer to New York Off Broadway in Spring 2012, Contractions and My Child. His other plays include 13 at the National Theatre, Earthquakes in London for the National Theatre and Headlong, and Artefacts at the Bush.

James Grieve, Co‐Artistic Director of Paines Plough will direct. His credits include, for Paines Plough: Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett, Fly Me to the Moon by Marie Jones, Tiny Volcanoes by Laurence Wilson, Wasted by Kate Tempest, You Cannot Go Forward From Where You Are Right Now by David Watson and The Sound of Heavy Rain by Penelope Skinner. He was formerly co‐founder and Artistic Director of nabokov and Associate Director of the Bush Theatre. For The Bush: The Whisky Taster by James Graham, St Petersburg by Declan Feenan, Psychogeography by Lucy Kirkwood and A Nobody by Laura Dockrill (Sixty-Six Books). For nabokov: Artefacts by Mike Bartlett (nabokov/The Bush, National Tour & Off-Broadway); Kitchen, Bedtime For Bastards and Nikolina by Van Badham. Further credits include the world premieres of Old Street by Patrick Marber (nabokov Arts Club) and The List by David Eldridge (Arcola).

Running time 2hrs 50mins approx, including 2 intervals
“£10 Monday”: www.royalcourttheatre.com/your-visit/tickets/10-mondays tickets available on the day of perf from 9am online, 10am in-person
Join in the conversation @ “Twitter”: twitter.com/royalcourt #love

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