★★★★☆ Arts Theatre, Dirty Great Love Story
Dirty Great Love Story is a quirky feel-good romantic comedy, perfect for fighting off those winter blues.
After a highly acclaimed UK tour, the Fringe First Award winning Dirty Great Love Story makes its West End debut.
Katie and Richard are two romantics that meet at a rather unromantic setting. Both are on a night out in a sweaty club and their drunken friends are trying to hook them up. The next morning they wake up hungover, barely remembering that they had slept together.
As soon as Katie gets the chance, she jumps out of bed and disappears. Richard is not her type, plus, she still needs to get over her Ex. However, as much as Katie would like to never see Richard again, fate has a different plan for them. Due to their friends, they keep bumping into each other, but does this mean they are meant to be?
Writers Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna create a wonderful love story that has the theatre shaking with laughter. Through its pop culture references and and modern feel, it’s relateable to any millennial everywhere. Some of us might see themselves in various characters, and recognise situations that mirror their own lives.
Pia Furtado directs Ayesha Antoine and Felix Scott who commit to their characters wonderfully and have the ability to change personas instantaneously, while they rhyme their way into the audiences’ heart.
Dirty Great Love runs at the Arts Theatre until 18 March 2017