“Five stars: I was hooked from the start.”


2015 is the inaugural year for the ‘Playmakers Festival’ at the Tabard Theatre where over the course of 6 days, six new plays were given their London premier, and I was lucky enough to catch one of the shows “Love in the Past Participle” presented by A Friend of a Friend Productions.

A long table, with all sorts of ordinary detritus dominated the room as the audience took their seats. After a while and with no particular rush, the actors (Ashley Beckett, Joshua Diffley, Philip Honeywell & Tamaryn Paynes) come on, sat down and started doing ordinary things, never acknowledging each other. As the lights went down, they started to talk, each delivery interlinked monologues giving their own version of how they had arrived at the place they were at relationship-wise today. Individuals they may be, but it is soon made clear that the lives of the stories of these four are closely related and will eventually come together in a most explosive way.


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One last chance (for now)

Last night’s performance of Love in the Past Participle at the Tabard Theatre was SOLD OUT! If you didn’t manage to bag a return ticket, then don’t panic, you still have one last chance tonight. A limited number of tickets are still available online. Book now and we’ll see you tonight:


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Production Photography

Gorgeous photographer Bogdan Staiculescu has been back in the rehearsal room and we just couldn’t wait to share his snaps with you!

View the rest of the photos of Love in the Past Participle
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Behind the Scenes

We thought you might want a sneak peak from the Love in the Past Participle rehearsals. So here’s what we’ve been up to for the last few weeks:


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Don’t miss out!

LIPP blobWord on from the Box Office is that Friday night is the hottest ticket in town and we are almost sold out! If you still want to catch Love in the Past Participle at the Tabard Theatre this weekend, book ahead here:

Tickets are £10, and you’ll be seeing Love in the Past Participle by John Hamilton May, as well as Trevor’s House by Bob Rogers, both hand-picked by the Playmakers Festival judges.