Preparations are underway for the premiere of Tom Lodge’s Like You Hate Me – and these sneak-peek rehearsal shots are making us wonder whether the set is going to be very limited indeed… or if these are women with a shared no-furniture fetish! Don’t worry: the audience at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre definitely get seats. Time to get booking!
Like You Hate Me, directed by Fight or Flight Productions co-founder Jess Barton, runs at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town from 23 April to 4 May 2019, with a press night on 25 April.
This is not a play about love.
It’s about loving/losing yourself/someone else.
It’s about how much you give to another person and how much you can’t ever get back.
Addressing the loss, development, and discovery of one’s identity through an ongoing and ever-changing life-long relationship, Tom Lodge‘s new play Like You Hate Me is a deeply honest reflection on life and love in all forms.
Tom Lodge is a working-class writer and theatremaker from North Yorkshire, now based in London. Tom’s formally bold and politically-engaged work has been performed at Theatre503, Sheffield Theatres, and the Bunker Theatre. Tom has completed writers programmes with HighTide, the Royal Court, and Soho Theatre. Like You Hate Me was selected as part of the Longlist for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017.
Like You Hate Me runs from 23 April to 4 May 2019 at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, London NW5 2ED, with performances (75 minutes) at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £10-15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
The Fight or Flight premiere production of Like You Hate Me stars Acushla-Tara Kupe and Aimee Kember. Kupe started her career in New Zealand; since moving to the UK in 2016, her stage credits have included Romeo and Juliet with all-female Shakespeare company Dangerous Space. Kember’s credits include The Department of Interpersonal Relations, Friday Night Queues, The Tempest, Rob and the Hoodies and Bleak House with the David Glass Ensemble.
Ross Kernahan snapped the pair and director Jess Barton – all eschewing chairs! – in the rehearsal room for Like You Hate Me.