About Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me

Kiln Theatre, London
Booking to 26 November 2022
No longer booking

A hilarious, heart-warming show

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run in 2021, Amy Trigg‘s ‘enormously entertaining’ (The Guardian) Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me returns to Kiln following a regional tour.

Joint winner of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how shit our wonderful lives can be.

Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me runs from 5 November 2022 until 26 November 2022 at the Kiln Theatre, London.

What is Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me about?

For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work. Or what I’d be able to feel.
People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting to grab them by the shoulders and be like “I don’t know, Janet!”

Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.

Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me cast & creative team

Written and performed by Amy Trigg. Directed by Charlotte Bennett with design by Jean Chan, lighting by Guy Hoare and sound by Elena Peña. Hana Pascal Keegan is associate director.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 26 November 2022
Age restrictions
Age guidance: 14+
Running time
1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


★★★★ ‘Trigg is terrific.’ - The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Enormously entertaining’ - The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Bravura one-woman show is a knock-out’ - Evening Standard

Important Notes


Captioned Performance: 17 November, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: 24 November, 7.30pm
Post Show Q&A: 24 November, 7.30pm

Venue Information

Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Nearest Tube or Train: Kilburn (Jubilee line) / Brondesbury rail station
Nearest Buses: 16, 32, 189, 332, 632

News about Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me

Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me to tour the UK this Autumn
Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me to tour the UK this Autumn
Amy Trigg’s critically acclaimed play REASONS YOU SHOULD(N’T) LOVE ME will tour the UK this Autumn, it has been announced. Trigg’s play is about a woman with spina bifida navigating her twenties and was joint winner of the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, an award established by Paines Plough and Ellie Keel Productions.  Get tickets to Reasons You Should(n't) Love Me at Kiln Theatre. Amy Trigg is an actor and writer from Essex. She was the first wheelchair user to graduate from a performance course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her acting credits include work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, Netflix, BBC and Universal. Joint Artistic Directors at Paines Plough Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner said: “We're super proud to be bringing Amy Trigg's play on tour around the UK and to the Kiln, following its sold out run last year. The story is filled to the brim with heart and humour, and we fell in love with it the very first time we read it for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting in 2020. We can't wait to share Juno’s story with audiences around the country!”Amy Trigg said: "I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking ‘Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me’ on tour and to be returning to the Kiln, where it all began! To be able to revisit Juno’s story and reach a wider audience is an absolute treat - I can't wait to see how different audiences respond to Juno's tale of love, joy, and embarrassing moments. Also, I haven't been on tour since 2020, so I'm really looking forward to revisiting some of my favourite theatres, and discovering new ones. And coffee shops! Hit me up with coffee shop recommendations. The best hot chocolate in town, please. Sorry, this probably isn't what you wanted for this quote... See you on tour!" The one woman show starring Amy Trigg will open in Newcastle on 7 September before touring the UK including Canterbury, Colchester, Brighton, Aldershot, Maidenhead, Barking, Lyme Regis, Bracknell, Norwich, Doncaster, Washington, Middlesbrough, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Havant and Luton. The tour will finish with a three-week run at the Kiln Theatre in London from 5 - 26 November, where the production had its world premiere in May 2021.

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