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Sam Smithson on Takinig A Love Pill At the End of the World

Our latest guest is Sam Smithson, whose show, Taking A Love Pill At The End of The World, is about to open at The Hope Theatre.

As Sam tells us very early on, the show is very much all about what the title suggests, it’s about two people who are given the option to take a love pill whilst the world is coming to an end! But thankfully, there’s a lot more to it than that, or this would have been a very short podcast indeed.

We discuss the play and whether it is a metaphor for our need for instant gratification nowadays, plus Sam tells us about the live cooking that happens during the show, and whether it would be wise to turn up hunrgy!

Taking A Love Pill At the End of The World plays at The Hope Theatre from 14 May – 1 June. Further information and bookings can be found ⁠here⁠.

Taking A Love Pill At The End Of The World

The Hope Theatre

14 May – 1 June

There’s no future for Igg and Tom.
Couples therapy is going nowhere.
Environmental disaster is looming.
Is the only option to take a pill and fall in love?

‘I had this realisation that the world is about to end. That the fire is here to engulf us all. That our baby isn’t going to have a chance, that she never had a chance.’

Taking A Love Pill at the End of the World is a play about existing at the end. What would you do when faced with the destruction of everything? Is love the solution? It’s time for Igg and Tom to decide; take a pill prescribed by their therapist to fall in love, or separate and try to find happiness elsewhere.

There’s no time to have regrets.

Not Quite Ready’s new play is a snappy two-hander that promises live cooking and apocalyptic visions. The end of the world could be days away.

Further information and bookings can be found here.

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