Alistair Toovey, Helena Wilson and Gianbruno Spena will star in the world premiere of Michelle Barnette’s Love Me Now at Tristan Bates Theatre.
Throwing a sharp light on casual relationships and today’s hook-up culture, Love Me Now is about the toxicity of casual dating and the grey area between love and sex, consent and compliance, yes and no. Brutal, funny and honest as hell, Michelle Barnette’s debut play explores the superficial intimacies we share and the defensive barriers we put up.
The Director Jamie Armitage said, “Love Me Now is a complicated script that requires actors to be sensitive and brave throughout the process. With Helena, Gianbruno and Alistair, we’ve found brilliant actors who will handle these delicate subjects with the care required.”
Written in 2015, when Tinder’s popularity was on the rise, Barnette asks why millennials have come to view the relationships and sex as transactional. It has since become apparent that this is not just a story that needs telling, it’s a story that everyone seems to be living in some capacity.
Love Me Now is at Tristan Bates Theatre 27th March – 14th April 2018.