Love Is.

ensemble theatre · bad back productions · Ages 14+ · United Kingdom

world premiere
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ROSS MCDONAGH certified reviewer June 24, 2014
As this was my first show of this year’s festival, I expected some of the amateurishness one can encounter in fringe plays… you will not find that here. ‘Love Is’ is a tight, professional production that belies the fact it is the writer and director’s debut effort. The play deals with the most taboo of subjects, yet is never patronizing or preachy - it just tells a raw, emotionally-charged story straight without taking sides, while the audience is transformed to uncomfortable voyeurs. The performances are solid, the dialogue authentic, the characters believable. My only two complaints are I would have liked to see more of the John character and the criminally underused actor who plays him; and that awful, awful full stop in the title. ... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 25, 2014
While Lee loves Emily more than anything else in the world, Emily has one thing she loves more than Lee: the idea of having a biological baby. When Lee’s low sperm count makes the chances of them conceiving nearly impossible, Emily must choose between Lee or trying to create a family the way she always envisioned it. (Adoption isn’t an option, as Emily never felt her adoptive mother’s love.) Lee Turnbull wrote, directed, and stars in Love Is, and he is admirably accomplished at all three.... Please read the rest of the review at <a href="">Cinesnatch</a>... full review
SAPNA GANDHI certified reviewer June 17, 2014
It is all at once uncomfortable (in the best way) and thought provoking, like a hard-hitting, gritty, indie film. If you want to feel something, this is the show you don’t want to miss.... full review