Love, Love, Love  
Love, Love, Love

by Mike Bartlett

Directed by Simona Hughes

Evenings at 7.30
Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th May
Matinée at 3.00
Saturday 27th May

The Tower Theatre performing at Theatro Technis, Camden

Are the carefree babyboomers of the swinging 60s responsible for the woes of Generations X and Y? In this masterful, biting and very funny "modern classic", Bartlett takes us on a 40-year epic journey of love, betrayal and questionable parenting. By pitching the self-entitled pomp of the have-it-all generation against the self-pitying dispossession of the jilted generation, Bartlett's brilliant satirical piece ultimately lets the audience decide who is to blame.
 

Bartlett's best work to date .. (with) scenes of extraordinary intensity and emotional truth shot through with dark humour ... A play that has you laughing uproariously at one moment and wincing painfully the next.

Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph)


Photography by David Sprecher



Cast List

Sandra : Joanna Nevin
Kenneth : Martin South
Henry : Matthew Cranfield
Rose : Ashleigh Togher
Jamie : James Bowman

 

Production Team

Director : Simona Hughes
Set Design : Jude Chalk
Costume Design : Anna Pearshouse
Lighting Design : Alan Wilkinson
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie
Make-Up Design : Claire Henshaw
Stage Manager : Louisa Brimacombe-Wiard
Assistant Director : Ed Malcomson
Movement Director : Ruth Sullivan



Joanna Nevin trained at Drama Centre, London. This is her second production with the Tower Theatre Company, having played Emily Brontë in Brontë last year. Other recent theatre credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (both in rep at the Ashcroft Theatre), Lily Byrne in A Man of No Importance (Arts Theatre and Union Theatre), Elizabeth in The Legend of Lola Montez (UK Tour) and Lisa in The Love Shack (Theatro Technis).
 
Martin South has acted and directed for the Tower Theatre Company for more than thirty years and has been its Artistic Director. He last appeared at Theatro Technis as Neddy Beagle in The Night Heron. Other recent acting roles for the Tower include Boolie Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy, the Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Benjamin Britten in The Habit of Art, Sackville in The Turn of the Screw and various roles including Patrick Bront&eumk; in Brontë. For other companies, he has recently appeared as Elyot Chase (Private Lives - Hemar Theatre), Eli Sham (Dirty Bird - Riot Act), Caius Cassius (Coverage - Riot Act) and Henry Bratsberg (The League of Youth - Riot Act).
This is Matthew Cranfield's second performance with the Tower, having previously paraded around in tights and leopard print as Lechery in Doctor Faustus. He is looking forward to playing the role of Henry, who couldn't be more different from that "mistress minx". Prior to acting with the Tower, Matt has appeared as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lear in King Lear at the University of Essex, and in a play called Again at the Edinburgh Fringe.
 
Ashleigh Togher is a new member of the Tower Theatre Company, and Love, Love, Love is her first Tower production. She studied English and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she mainly performed in musicals, including Into the Woods and Spring Awakening.
A recent graduate of the University of York, James Bowman is excited to be undertaking his first role with the Tower Theatre. Performing regularly in York's 'The Barn' and 'Upstage Theatre', previous roles include Victor Frankenstein / Creature in Frankenstein, Bobby in Company, and Macduff in Macbeth.
 
Simona Hughes joined the Tower in 2002, during its last year in its former Canonbury home, and has since served on the company committee and acted in some 13 productions, including Absent Friends, The Lady from the Sea, Julius Caesar, Dinner, Her Naked Skin, Baba Shakespeare and Comic Potential. Simona directed Brontë for the Tower last summer and has since directed a short play at Theatre503 as part of their Rapid Write Response series.
Later this year Simona will begin a Masters in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.