Strategic Love Play

by Miriam Battye

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.

With acid wit, Miriam Battye’s award-winning new play takes a scalpel to modern romance.

A Paines Plough, Soho Theatre and Belgrade Theatre production, in association with Landmark Theatres.

Age guidance: 14+


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Soho Theatre
(Main House)


23 May – 15 Jun 2024

Creative Team


Katie Posner


Miriam Battye

Set and Costume Designer

Rhys Jarman

Lighting Designer

Rajiv Pattani

Sound Designer

Beth Duke

Movement Director

Gabrielle Nimo

Intimacy Director

Robbie Taylor Hunt


Gillian Greer

Casting Director

Jacob Sparrow

Production Manager (2024)

Mark Hartley (from The Production Office)

Production Manager (2023)

Josephine Tremelling (for eStage)

Company Stage Manager

Simon Perkins

Key Art and Rehearsal Photographer

Rebecca Need-Menear

Production Photographer

Pamela Raith