Love, Love, Love at Lyric Hammersmith tickets
Love, Love, Love at Lyric Hammersmith tickets

Love, Love, Love has closed

This show has closed

About the show

Following on from its critically acclaimed West End premiere at the Royal Court in 2012, Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love is being revived at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2020.

In 1967, The Beatles are performing All You Need is Love on TV for the very first time, and Kenneth and Sandra are meeting. Bartlett’s character exploration follows the couple for the next forty years, charting their journey from the free love of the 1960s to the oppressive retirement years they come to at the beginning of the 20th century. Kenneth and Sandra raised their children through increasing national prosperity, always looking towards a bright future, but it hasn’t quite worked out as they hoped; the children they believe they have done everything for think they haven’t done enough, and the family are starting to go to war over their personal politics.

Casting for Love, Love, Love at the Lyric Hammersmith includes Olivier Award nominee Rachael Stirling (An Ideal Husband) as Sandra, Nicholas Burns (Measure for Measure) as Kenneth and Patrick Knowles as Henry.

Mike Bartlett is a celebrated writer for theatre, television and film. His theatrical writing is multi-award winning; amongst many others, Love, Love, Love won the TMA Best New Play Award in 2011 and King Charles III won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play in 2015. In television, he is best known for BBC drama Doctor Foster, which was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. This new production of Love, Love, Love is to be directed by the Lyric Hammersmith’s current artistic director, Rachel O’Riordan.

A funny yet withering take on the opposing values of two generations, Love, Love, Love opens at the Lyric Hammersmith on 5 March 2020.

Recommended for

Fans of Mike Bartlett shouldn’t miss the chance to see one of his most highly praised works return to the West End, and anyone looking for a scathing but witty look at family life will love Mike Bartlett’s intense but naturalistic chamber piece.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including 2 intervals)
Opened: 05 Mar 2020
Press night: 11 Mar 2020
Booking from: 03 Apr 2020
Booking until: 04 Apr 2020

Seating plan

For detailed seating information for Love, Love, Love, please check out our interactive Lyric Hammersmith seating plan with 271 seat reviews and 158 photos of views from seat.

Location and map

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square
London, W6 0QL

4 Reviews Add review

Entertaining & very funny. Parents who met in the 60’s Cambridge eduction, living the life, having it all & comfortably retired...their... More

rachelgreene 109 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The play takes place over three acts (therefore two intervals). As I discovered from the people around me who'd splashed out on programmes,... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 93 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I was a bit disappointed with this production as I'm a huge Mike Bartlett fan but I don't think this is one of his best. It felt like... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

kwarnock7 5'4, 189 reviews, 0 helpful votes