Amy Trigg’s play Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me will head on a UK tour and make a return to Kiln Theatre.
The production from Paines Plough, in association with Women’s Prize for Playwriting, 45North and Kiln Theatre, will hit the road this autumn from 7 September – 26 November.
As part of the tour the piece will play a three-week run at the Kiln Theatre in London, where the production had its world premiere in May 2021.
The play, about a woman with spina bifida navigating her twenties, was joint winner of the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, an award established by Paines Plough and Ellie Keel Productions.
Joint Artistic Directors at Paines Plough Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner said: “We’re super proud to be bringing Amy Trigg’s play on tour around the UK and to the Kiln, following its sold out run last year. The story is filled to the brim with heart and humour, and we fell in love with it the very first time we read it for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting in 2020. We can’t wait to share Juno’s story with audiences around the country!”
Amy Trigg said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking ‘Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me’ on tour and to be returning to the Kiln, where it all began! To be able to revisit Juno’s story and reach a wider audience is an absolute treat – I can’t wait to see how different audiences respond to Juno’s tale of love, joy, and embarrassing moments.
“Also, I haven’t been on tour since 2020, so I’m really looking forward to revisiting some of my favourite theatres, and discovering new ones. And coffee shops! Hit me up with coffee shop recommendations. The best hot chocolate in town, please. Sorry, this probably isn’t what you wanted for this quote… See you on tour!”
“For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work. Or what I’d be able to feel. People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting to grab them by the shoulders and be like “I don’t know, Janet!”
Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.
Directed by Charlotte Bennett, Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me is designed by Jean Chan, with lighting design by Guy Hoare, composition and sound design by Elena Peña and associate director Hana Pascal Keegan.
For more information and tickets, visit painesplough.com/productions/reasons-you-shouldnt-love-me