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
About the writer:
Peter Shaw is an up-and coming playwright recently
from Goldsmith's college with an MA in Writing for Performance.
currently at work on a 6-part TV situation comedy.
About the director:
Gary Wicks is an established TV and film director
who has been coaxed back to theatre because of the strength of the
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
flow with the twists-and-turns of the script made them natural choices
the two parts.
About the company:
The aim of Complicated Productions, headed by producer
Dicken, is to bring new writing and innovative productions to the
area. Complicated mixes established talent and new blood.