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Thursday, July 13 - Saturday, July 15, 2023 The Workshop Theatre
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LOVE BOMB is a comedy drama that explores the perils of being a hopeless romantic and perpetually single, while everyone around you is seamlessly able to find love. This is a play about love in all its forms - and how it sustains us, challenges us, and moves us.

This world premiere is written by award-winning writer Benjamin Salmon (Blowhole, Soho Theatre) and co-directed by JMK finalist Masha Kevinovna (Artistic Director of NYT Associate Company OPIA Collective) and Kyley Winfield, who is a graduate of Playing Up and Head of Accredited Programmes at National Youth Theatre. The play stars exciting new talent from the NYT Playing Up Company in their final performance together, before the next stage of their creative journeys.

LOVE BOMB marks the final production of this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Theatre Arts accredited by and delivered in partnership with The JGA Group. Previously writers on Playing Up’s final production include: Zawe Ashton (Character Breakdown), Miriam Battye (Succession), and Sophie Ellerby (Lit.)



Written by Benjamin Salmon
Directed by Masha Kevinovna and Kyley Winfield
Designer: Cara Evans
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Chan
Movement Director: Maria Koripas
Voguing Movement Director - Bambi
Composer & Sound Designer: Ben Ramsden
Assistant Director: Bethan Haf Jones
Production Manager: Sean Laing Company
Stage Manager: Claire Risseeuw
Stage Manager: Megan Hartley
Promotional photographer: Andy McCredie
Make-Up Artist: Amie Harfield
Styling: Laura Conroy


Pay What You Decide (Suggested £15 per ticket)
Pay It Forward £25 per ticket

Showtimes & Runtime

7.30pm Thursday 13th July
7.30pm Friday 14th July
2.30pm Saturday 15th July - BSL Interpreted
7.30pm Saturday 15th July

Runtime is approximately 2 hours including interval.


Contains strong language, sexual references, and alcohol consumption.


We are working to make this production and our building as accessibility to disabled audience members. Find out about the accessibility of our building.

Audience members will be welcome to come and go during the performance. There will be no strobe lighting in the production and information will be provided in advance on any loud noises in the performance and with content information on the themes explored. Specific tickets are available to book for wheelchair users.

The 2.30pm performance on Saturday 15th July will be BSL interpreted.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility you can contact us on info@nyt.org.uk or 0206967066.


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♬ Doja Cat Attention First Verse - Ben Chatonda 🍉

Angus Leaton Gray

Aubin Stafford

Belles Morellini

Char Seddon-Tarpey

Everdene Pratt Johns

George Charlie

James Michaelides

Joe Bennett

Jon Kingsley

Juri Thilakarathne

Kimberly Johnson

Leo Corbitt

Leon Schoder

Lubna Saddik

Mark Njoku

Niamh Savchenko

Ryan Daly

Sarmad Maitam

Taz Rahman

Thea O'Brien

Wersey Ezangi

Photo a a dramatically lit theatre with blue light, haze and a white rectangle hanging above a white rectangle stage with two young performers on it

The Workshop Theatre

443-445 Holloway Rd,
London N7 6LW
National Youth Theatre would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support of Playing Up in the 2022/23 academic year:

The Jacqueline Worswick, the Christina Smith Foundation, The Alan Macdonald Bursaries for Early Career Designers, and the Samuel Family via The London Community Foundation