Ryan Craig’s brand-new comedy about modern millennial romance, Games for Lovers, gets its world premiere this summer in a bespoke pop-up space at The Vaults, one of three shows produced by James Seabright running at the Waterloo venue this summer.
Games for Lovers – directed by Anthony Banks, whose hit staging of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train transfers to the West End this summer – runs at The Vaults from 12 July to 25 August 2019, with a press night on 17 July.
Four millennials looking for sex, love and a well-located flat find themselves caught in a complex game of rivalry, desire and seduction. As the cost of happiness soars, how can they negotiate the new rules of modern relationships and win the game of love?
Join them at the heart of the matter as their games play out in a bespoke pop-up venue within The Vaults complex under Waterloo station. The auditorium includes front row double-seat sofa ‘Love Seats’ allowing audiences to get closest to the action.
The Games for Lovers cast are: Calum Callaghan (TV’s Black Mirror and Mr Selfridge), Evanna Lynch (Disco Pigs in the West End, Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films), Tessie Orange-Turner (Masterpieces at the Finborough and Casualty) and Billy Postlethwaite (Chernobyl on Sky Atlantic, The Madness of George III at Nottingham Playhouse).
This new comedy is written by Ryan Craig, whose previous work includes Filthy Business (Hampstead Theatre) and The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre), and is directed by Anthony Banks, whose recent credits include The Girl on the Train (West End and UK tour) and Hogarth’s Progress (Rose Kingston).
The world premiere production is designed by Simon Scullion, with lighting by Matt Haskins, sound by Ben and Max Ringham, costumes by Susan Kulkarni. Casting is by Danielle Tarento.
Games for Lovers is presented by Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright, who is also behind two other plays running at The Vaults this summer: Apphia Campbell‘s one-woman show about Nina Simone, Black is the Color of My Voice, and New Old Friends’ family-friendly adaptation of The Falcon’s Malteser.
Games for Lovers runs from 12 July to 25 August 2019 at The Vaults Theatre, Smiths entrance, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD, with performances Tuesdays to Sundays at 7.30pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.30pm. Tickets are priced £25, with early bird tickets for £30 and love seats for £35. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) May 31, 2019