NEWS: Casting Announced for Love Me Now at Tristan Bates

Casting for the world premiere of Michelle Barnette’s debut play has been confirmed, ahead of the plays run at the Tristan Bates from the 27th March. 

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Directed by Jamie Armitage, it has been announced that Love Me Now is set to star Alistair Toovey (An Octoroon, National Theatre/Orange Tree; The Box of Delights, Wilton’s Music Hall; Lord of the Flies, Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Helena Wilson (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Old Vic; The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse) and Gianbruno Spena (Romeo and Juliet, Custom/Practise; Boy Stroke Girl, Tristan Bates Theatre; Save, Theatre76).

Michelle Barnette’s play was written in 2015 as Tinder was rising in popularity and throws light on casual relationships and today’s hook-up culture.

She’s a cool girl. She’s independent. She doesn’t worry about what she eats. And she fucks whoever she wants. But when casual sex comes routine and what was convenient becomes all-consuming, she’s stuck being someone she never wanted to be.

Talking about the production director Jamie Armitage said:  Love Me Now is a complicated script that requires actors to be sensitive and brave throughout the process. With Helena, Gianbruno and Alistair, we’ve found brilliant actors who will handle these delicate subjects with the care required.”

Meanwhile, the creative team includes set and costume design by Fin Redshaw, sound by Andy Josephs and lighting by Ben Jacobs.

Love Me Now will play at the Tristan Bates from the 27th March until the 14th April. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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