Love at First is written by Surrey-based writer Peter Shaw. It recently played to packed houses at the Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames and the Rose and Crown Theatre, Hampton Wick, before moving on to the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe.


We are keen to seek interest from other local-based art centres and theatres who may be interested in taking this exciting and innovative piece of theatre.

For further details please contact Chris Dicken at .

About the play:

Love at First
received its first reading at The Onion Shed theatre in Camberwell. Following development through the Warehouse Writer's Workshop at the Warehouse Theatre in Croydon, the play was showcased at the 2001 International Playwriting festival.

"Love at First gives the appearance of being a conventional, brilliantly written, boy-loves-girl flat-share comedy. But beneath the everyday exterior, the writer plays mind-games in which the illusion of reality and the consistency of self are challenged."
- James Martin Charlton, Warehouse Theatre International Playwriting Festival 2001.

About the writer:

Peter Shaw is an up-and coming playwright recently graduated
from Goldsmith's college with an MA in Writing for Performance. He is
currently at work on a 6-part TV situation comedy.

About the director:

Gary Wicks is an established TV and film director and writer
who has been coaxed back to theatre because of the strength of the script
and his enthusiasm for the production team. After completing work on Love at
First he will return to Various Films at Shepperton Studios where two of his
scripts, Ghetto and A Cellar Full of Noise are in pre-production.

About the cast:

Hannah Cresswell and Robert Cameron are two actors who wowed
the director at the auditions. Their natural comic timing and ability to
flow with the twists-and-turns of the script made them natural choices for
the two parts.

About the company:

The aim of Complicated Productions, headed by producer Chris
Dicken, is to bring new writing and innovative productions to the Surrey
area. Complicated mixes established talent and new blood.