Queer comedy Love is Only Love is coming back to London this Spring.
After a sold-out run at The Other Palace Theatre in 2019, the play returns from 29 April to 15 May 2022.
Directed by Jason Morell, the show is written by and stars Sam Harrison as the boy, and David Seadon-Young plays all the loves of his life.
Billed as a joyful, tender, and honest celebration of young love, the play was originally workshopped at the Other Place, before a full staging at the 2019 Pride Festival.
In the play, a young boy’s life is changed forever when he discovers the passionate romance of Hollywood musicals. So begins a decades-long, round-the-world quest to find his own kind of romance.
Writer and performer Sam Harrison said: “Back in 2018 I wrote Love Is Only Love for myself. It was the play I wanted to see – a romantic comedy with two boys where no one was bullied or died at the end. Not much to ask, huh? The inspiration to write it was little me, but the surprise was that it was about little me. Now the greatest pleasure has been all the audiences – falling in love in all sorts of ways – who have seen it and said it is about them too. And what’s more, now they want to see it again. A lot has changed since 2018, and perhaps more than ever we need to sit together in a room and celebrate love, family, human connection, and romantic joy. I know I do. I am particularly thrilled to be returning to our original home at The Other Palace, to help them blow open the doors of their wonderful Studio, and welcome back everyone to that glorious community – the theatre.”
Paul Taylor-Mills, artistic director of the Other Palace, said: “We’re thrilled to be producing Love is Only Love in our studio which continues to be a safe space for artists to play and try new work. This is a full circle moment as the show returns in its full form to The Studio having started with us many years ago. The story is an important one, a universal one, one that we can all relate to. And one which the world needs right now. This marks an important chapter in the future of The Other Palace as we start to build-up our programme of producing and supporting quality work, new writing and cultivating the next generation of theatre-makers.”
Sam Harrison’s credits include The Wizard of Oz (Leeds Playhouse); Love Is Only Love (Chichester Minerva); Les Misérables (Queens Theatre); Eastward, Ho! (Sam Wanamaker); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK tour); Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre); By Jeeves (Trinity Theatre); The Phantom on the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour); Salad Days (Riverside Studios); Avenue Q (Gielgud Theatre); and Crazy for You (London Palladium).
David Seadon-Young’s credits include The Man of La Mancha (ENO / London Coliseum); Oklahoma! (BBC Proms/Royal Albert Hall); An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre); A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre); Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory); Ghost the Musical (UK Tour, Australia & Singapore); Mamma Mia! (International Tour); Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire), Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory); Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Seasonal Sauce (Watermill Theatre); Gone with the Wind (New London Theatre)
LOVE IS ONLY LOVE
THE OTHER PALACE
29 APRIL – 15 MAY 2022
PRESS NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 4 MAY 2022
Written by Sam Harrison
Directed by Jason Morell
Full Show Times: Friday 29 April 2022, 20:00
Saturday 30 April 2022, 20:00
Sunday 1 May 2022, 17:30
Tuesday 3 May 2022, 20:00
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 20:00 (Press Night)
Thursday 5 May 2022, 20:00
Friday 6 May 2022, 20:00
Saturday 7 May 2022, 15:30 & 20:00
Sunday 8 May 2022, 13:30 & 18:00
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 20:00
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 20:00
Thursday 12 May 2022, 20:00
Friday 13 May 2022, 20:00
Saturday 14 May 2022, 15:30 & 20:00
Sunday 15 May 2022, 13:30 & 18:00
Venue: The Other Palace
Address: 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
Artwork: Available to download HERE
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