Award Winning Play heads to Tabard Theatre

Four separate lives become intertwined in this poignant, stripped-back look at love… in the past participle.

Following its sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, A Friend of a Friend Productions brings this beautiful, award-winning piece to the Tabard Theatre for its London debut.

“Honest, raw and utterly, utterly magnetic” **** BroadwayBaby

“A definite must-see” **** The Skinny

**** A Younger Theatre

**** ScotsGay

“Vivid and evocative” – The Scotsman 



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Stonewall Scotland Pick of the Fringe

Glasgay Festival Pick of the Fringe

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Directed by Patrick Maubert



Meet the Playwright

John Hamilton May is a playwright, originally from North Yorkshire. His first play, The Room, won the Barclay Writing Award, judged by Sir Alan Ayckbourn in 2007. Since then, his work has been seen in venues across the country such as the Roundhouse, Ovalhouse, the Tricycle, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Contact Manchester, Northern Stage, the Tron and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His play Baby Blue received its North American debut in 2013 and the translation of award-winning Love in the Past Participle is currently being prepared for production in Madrid and Barcelona.

John is the winner of the BBC Verb New Voices Award, and was recently shortlisted for BBC Opening Lines and the Perfect Pitch Award. John is a graduate of the Soho and Tricycle young writers schemes and this production marks his fourth collaboration with A Friend of a Friend Productions. He is proud to be represented by Knight Hall Agency.






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Meet the Cast



What the critics thought


“Writer John Hamilton May has put together a wonderful piece of theatre”

“I was hooked from the start”

“Hamilton May’s writing is both beautifully poetic and detailed as modern and witty – both amusing and endearing, always in the past participle “



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