Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, in association with Landmark Theatres present

Strategic Love Play – Ed Fringe

by Miriam Battye Wed 2 – Sun 27 Aug 23 70 minutes
So they’ve both swiped right. Now they’re meeting for the first time. Facing each other. As if that’s a normal thing to do.

But she’s being uncomfortable, and he’s a total bore. The vibe is horrific and the banter is even worse. But something is keeping them in their seats. Something is making them stay. Welcome to your hot date.

With acid wit, Miriam Battye’s new play takes a scalpel to modern romance, interrogating what we really talk about when we talk about love.

Directed by Paines Plough’s co-artistic director, Katie Posner.

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Archie Blackhouse


Letty Thomas


Creative Team

Katie Posner


Miriam Battye


Rhys Jarman

Set & Costume Designer

Rajiv Pattani

Lighting Designer

Beth Duke

Sound Designer

Gabrielle Nimo

Movement Director

Robbie Taylor Hunt

Intimacy Director

Gillian Greer


Jacob Sparrow

Casting Director

Josephine Tremelling

Production Manager

Simon Perkins

Company Stage Manager