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

Venue
The Carne Studio Theatre

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

Duration
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.

Taio is currently the associate director of Kiln Theatre. 

Up-coming productions: An Unfinished Man (Yard Theatre), Macbeth (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), NW Stories (Kiln Theatre), HOME Digital (Young Vic). 

Director credits include: Hang (Sheffield Crucible), White Devil (East 15), Home - Installation (Young Vic), How To Make Love To A Muslim Without Freaking Out (rehearsed reading, Bush Theatre), Face in a Jar (St Paul's Furzedown Church/Rhoda McGaw Theatre), What We Are, 90's Kid (ETC Theatre), Gutted 'n' Battered (UK and international tour) and Sexy Buff Ting (Cockpit Theatre).

Taio Lawson was resident director at Sheffield Theatres where he collaboration on: Love and Information, Frost/Nixon, The Wizard of Oz and Desire Under The Elms.

As assistant director credits include: Life of Galileo, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (Young Vic) Oil, They Drink It in the Congo (Almeida Theatre), Octagon (Arcola Theatre) and Perseverance Drive (Bush Theatre). 

Taio is also a patron for COMMON which is a non-profit arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socio-economic diversity, and make theatre more accessible to the working-class; whether they be artists, audiences or communities.

Cast

Iwan Bond 

Harry Cadby 

Emma Cooney 

Sarah Farrell 

Lanihuli Gilbert 

Lucy Havard 

Ciana Howlin 

Ross McShane 

Mathilde Majnoni d’Intignano

Clara Ramirez 

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

Covid-19 Guidance 

The health, safety and welfare of everyone in the LAMDA community is naturally our main priority. 

  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start time. 

  • On arrival, a thermal imaging camera will check your temperature. If it shows that you have a high temperature, you will be asked to have a non-invasive temperature check. Should this reading be 38 degrees or higher you will not be allowed to enter the building. 

  • Please wash your hands when you arrive with either soap and water or hand sanitizer. 

  • Ensure you are always wearing a face covering whilst at LAMDA. If you are unable to bring your own face covering, we will happily provide you with one. 

  • You will be checked in via a guest list. Only persons on the guest list will be permitted entrance to the building and the performance. 

  • Maintain a safe 2 metre distance from others and only sit with others from your household/support bubble. 

  • Only sit on designated seating. 

  • Our bars are currently closed - please bring your own water bottle if needed. 

  • Whilst all our shows are currently being produced according to Social Distancing guidelines, it is important to note that some of our Graduating Actors are housemates which has influenced the staging of each production. 

  • Once the show has finished we ask that you leave the building immediately and do not wait for any of our actors or crew in the foyer.