Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB
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Opened: 18 Jan 2017
Booking from: 21 Feb 2017
Booking until: 18 Mar 2017
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes



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  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 82 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating Dirty Great Love Story, 19th January 2017
    Absolutely loved this production! Not usually a fan of fringe theatre, but this stepped it up a notch. Minimal set allowed for the brilliantly funny dialogue to take centre stage, and Felix Scott and Ayesha Antoine were great. Would have loved to see it with the original actors! Very relevant to modern day daters, friends, couples - everyone really. Would love to see again and recommended to my friends.
    Sat in Stalls C13
    This a perfectly good seat at the Arts Theatre - I have definitely sat in worse at this venue! This row is a few from the front, which may involve some neck-craning as the stage is fairly high. No restrictions from audience members in front though, so you won't miss a thing. Fairly central in the row. Comfort is as expected at this venue - try not to breathe too much as the seats creak chronically. Legroom is pretty decent in this seat. Would sit here again, or in a parallel seat a few rows back.
  • shaun 5"10 male 29 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating Dirty Great Love Story, 19th January 2017
    Written in verse and only a bit over an hour in runtime, Dirty Great Love Story is a hurtlingly frantic story of two twenty-somethings as they begin to reach the cusp of their thirties. Packed full of jokes and hilarious awkward situations, it’s a very relatable depiction of life that is as heart-warming as it is funny. Perhaps could have a bit more depth, but with its fast paced it gets away with just being immensely enjoyable.
    Sat in Stalls C5
    The Arts Theatre is quite small and generally you get a fair good view from the Stalls. With this seat being quite close to the front the stage feels quite high, but not too bad and for this show an angled platform was used to ensure you could easily see the whole stage. Generally quite a comfortable seat and not bad legroom.
  • tomprice1 5"11 male 26 reviews 2 helpful votes
    60% total rating Dirty Great Love Story, 11th February 2017
    Dirty Great Love Story was a really nice 90 min play - engaging, funny and brilliantly performed.
    Sat in Circle L7
    Full disclosure: My seat got upgraded so I did not actually watch the show from this seat. This seat is a raised, comfortable bench - with quite enough legroom. I felt that I would be fine sitting here for a full show, comfort wise. View-wise, I'm very happy that my seat got upgraded as it has one of the worst views in the theatre. You would have to lean forward to see well, and would miss action on stage right. I was happy with this seat for the price (£15), but don't think you'd be happy with it if you paid much more.
    L7 Circle - Arts Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Circle L7
  • tomprice1 5"11 male 26 reviews 2 helpful votes
    60% total rating Dirty Great Love Story, 11th February 2017
    Dirty Great Love Story was a really nice 90 min play - engaging, funny and brilliantly performed.
    Sat in Circle C15
    This seat, though feeling extremely cramped, has a great view of the stage - you feel incredibly close to the stage (due to the intimate nature of the theatre). For Dirty Great Love Story, most of the action happened on a raised platform in the middle of the stage and not at the extreme front of the stage - I think if a show used the very front of the stage a lot, you would have a very slightly restricted view due to a bar at front of the Circle being in view. Comfort-wise, I talked about the cramped nature of the seat. The legroom was awful (I'm 5 ft 11), and I found myself getting restless in my seat due to feeling uncomfortable. Despite that, I do think I would sit here again due to the view - though I would probably find an aisle seat if you want good legroom.
    C15 Circle - Arts Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Circle C15
The Arts Theatre offers excellent views throughout. The best views can be found in the centre of the Stalls and Circle, as the first few rows in the Stalls are typically restricted due to the height of the stage.

For those who want a good bargain, seats at the rear of the Stalls offer excellent, unrestricted views of the stage – although can be slightly uncomfortable!

Circle Slips are also a brilliant option for those on a budget, but make sure you pick seats 8-14, as they are in the front row.
Arts Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna’s award-winning comedy Dirty Great Love Story has made its West End debut at the Arts Theatre. First seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, and winning a prestigious Fringe Festival Award in the process, Dirty Great Love Story is the hilarious, frank and sharp take on modern relationships.

A cutting take on romantic catastrophes, Dirty Great Love Story follows two hopeless young people as they accidentally have a one night stand after a drunken night out. Packed full of embarrassing moments, painful awkwardness and some genuine snapshots of romance, the play asks whether a one-time thing can really stand the test of time!

Appearing in the original staging of the play, Marsh and Bonna take a step back to allow for other actors in the Arts Theatre run. Both have several credits to their names; Marsh’s one-man play Skittles was commissioned for Radio 4 and his sitcom Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart featured a cast including Phil Daniels, Jemima Rooper and Russell Tovey.

Bonna recently embarked on a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe’s Summerhall venue with her popular show All the Things I’ve Lied About, is developing a TV series and was also nominated for Best Actress by The Stage. Dirty Great Love Story was most recently seen Off-Broadway.

Combining poetry, drama, rhythm and rhyme, the wonderfully comic play is perfect for modern day daters! Having began previews at the Arts Theatre London from January 18th and officially opened on January 25th 2017, Dirty Great Love Story plays for a limited run until March 18th 2017.
Suitable For
Fans of the little treats that can be found at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will love this production, which brings fringe theatre to the West End. Modern daters or those who are romantically disinclined should also pay the show a visit!

Dirty Great Love Story is suitable for those aged 12 and up.