Soho Rising Festival presents:

Love’s A Beach

by Katie Sayer and William Johnston Thu 8 Feb 60 minutes
Ask The Ushers
The Reviews Hub
Rachel Reviewed
Fresh from a 5-star sold-out run at VAULT Festival: Meet Ben and Cyrus, this year's winners of TV's biggest reality-cum-dating show.
‘So smart and funny and moving’
Debora Cahn (writer/ producer of The West Wing, Grey's Anatomy, Homeland, showrunner of The Diplomat)

They’re 22, they have hundreds of thousands of followers – and now, 6 months on from the show that catapulted them to fame, they’re spending most of their time promoting vegan dog food, and making sponsored content about lawnmowers. Ben wants to return to his old life – while Cyrus just wants his Instagram to reach 1 million followers. When they’re offered a million-pound influencing deal in Dubai, the world looks on to see what L*ve Isl*nd’s first LGBT sweethearts will do.

Starring James Akka (Pleading Stupidity, Pleasance) and Iain Ferrier (BBC 5Live) and directed by Phoebe Gibby (Spring Awakening, Anthony Burgess Foundation), with lighting design by Sam Porter-Frakes.

Written by Will Johnston (Netflix’s The Diplomat, National Theatre) and Katie Sayer (BBC Radio 4’s The Skewer, BBC Television).

Part of Soho Rising Festival 2024, a celebration of new work created by comedians, writers and performers who have taken part in our Writers’ Lab, Comedy Lab or Cabaret & Drag Lab programmes.

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"A satirical triumph, the hilarity doesn't stop... a masterclass in comedy writing."
Ask The Ushers
"We may not remember this year's winners of Love Island, but we will definitely remember Cyrus and Ben... this show needs a speedy transfer."
The Reviews Hub
“A hilarious comedy that has the audience laughing out loud right from the start”
Rachel Reviewed

Cast & Creative

James Akka


Iain Ferrier


Phoebe Gibby


Will Johnston


Katie Sayer


Sam Porter-Frakes

Lighting Designer