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    A lot of laughs, some as dirty as the show's title promises
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    Ebullient rhyming verse
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Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna’s Fringe First Award-winning production Dirty Great Love Story made its dirty great West End debut at London’s Arts Theatre. A chaotically comic take on modern relationships, the play follows a couple who must recover from an awkward one night stand together. Full of poetry, drama and plenty of laughter, Dirty Great Love Story was a must-see for any modern daters!

Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna’s award-winning comedy Dirty Great Love Story 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 was a 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 took 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 had recently embarked on a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe’s Summerhall venue with her popular show All the Things I’ve Lied About, was 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 was perfect for modern day daters! Having began performance at the Arts Theatre London from January 18th and officially opened on January 25th 2017, Dirty Great Love Story played for a limited run until March 18th 2017.

Sorry this show closed 18 March 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
17 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
Running time:
1 hour and 15 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Recommended for age 12+
Audience Notes:
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.

Latest Audience Reviews

I liked the show but I didn't love it! The actors where brilliant and the story was quite funny a... More

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fifilou Top 200 reviewer 18 Mar 2017

Sweetly romantic and energetically performed, a rom-com with a difference.

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oughttobeclowns Top 50 reviewer 18 Apr 2017
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rogerjames 23 Feb 2017

Absolutely loved this production! Not usually a fan of fringe theatre, but this stepped it up a n... More

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susannahrosemn Top 200 reviewer 02 Feb 2017

A charming script performed by two very talented actors.

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sarahemily8 Top 100 reviewer 01 Feb 2017

Written in verse and only a bit over an hour in runtime, Dirty Great Love Story is a hurtlingly f... More

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shaun 26 Jan 2017
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