Caryl Churchill's

Love and Information

Show details

Directed by
Taio Lawson 

Designed by
Amanda Mascarenhas

Lighting Design by
Benjamin Laws-Williams 

Sound Design by
Bella Kear 

Assistant Directed by 
Beth Wilson

Movement Direction by
Angela Gasparetto 

Musical Direction by
Leo Munby 

Voice Coaching by
Alex Bingley

The Carne Studio Theatre

Tuesday 10 November at 7.45pm 
Wednesday 11 November at 7.45pm 
Thursday 12 November at 2.15pm & 7.45pm

1 hour 40 mins

About the show

“There was someone called Hippasus in Greek times who found out about the diagonal of a square and they drowned him because no one wanted to know about things like that.” 

With 52 scenes, seven sections and over a 100 characters, Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is a vibrant series of short scenes inspired by the twin themes of the title. 

Some funny, others poignant and many powerful, these snippets of life analyse how humanity endeavours to make sense of both ourselves and the world around us, with Churchill’s great tenderness and an exacting knife.  

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival.

Caryl Churchill’s plays include: Owners, Traps, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud 9, Top Girls, Fen, Serious Money, Ice Cream, Mad Forest, The Skriker, Blue Heart, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, Seven Jewish Children, Love & Information, Here We Go and Escaped Alone. Music theatre includes Lives of the Great Poisoners and Hotel, both with Orlando Gough. Caryl has also written for radio and television.

Photos: SRTaylor Photography


Iwan Bond 

Harry Cadby 

Emma Cooney 

Sarah Farrell 

Lanihuli Gilbert 

Lucy Havard 

Ciana Howlin 

Ross McShane 

Mathilde Majnoni d’Intignano

Clara Rozzi 

Joshua Rogers 

Piper Zbryski-Livingstone 

Technical Crew

Stage Manager
Luca Panetta

Deputy Stage Manager
Josephine Lea Fadani

Assistant Stage Manager
Maria Dedio

Production Manager
Molly Goodison

Wardrobe Supervisor 
Molly Unthank

Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor 
Lydia Comer-Narroway

Chief LX
Jahmiko Marshall

Programmer / Deputy LX
Vadim Wilkie 

Production Sound Engineer
Sam Maslin

Production Carpenter
Ruth Burgon 

Deputy Carpenters
Emily Huxley 
Sophie O’Neill
Tiago Stricker