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14 MAY - 1 JUN


Taking A Love Pill at the End of the World

£10 PREVIEWS/£13/£16


Sam Smithson


Sam Smithson


Not Quite Ready

Intimate & Imaginative

Rated Reviewed

high-quality misery porn

Everything Theatre

Snappy, original, and brilliantly written

production team

There’s no future for Igg and Tom.
Couples therapy is going nowhere.
Environmental disaster is looming.
Is the only option to take a pill and fall in love?

‘I had this realisation that the world is about to end. That the fire is here to engulf us all. That our baby isn’t going to have a chance, that she never had a chance.’

Taking A Love Pill at the End of the World is a play about existing at the end. What would you do when faced with the destruction of everything? Is love the solution? It’s time for Igg and Tom to decide; take a pill prescribed by their therapist to fall in love, or separate and try to find happiness elsewhere.

There’s no time to have regrets.

Not Quite Ready’s new play is a snappy two-hander that promises live cooking and apocalyptic visions. The end of the world could be days away.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.


Charlotte East

Charlotte graduated from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2020 as one of the BBC Radio Drama Carleton Hobbs Winners. Credits include: Theatre: Earthquakes In London (Bristol Old Vic Studio) Love Song (BOVTS) The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Twelfth Night (Nottingham Playhouse) The Great Gatsby: A LIVE Radio Play (Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham) Navigating Margaret (Malvern Cube) PAKIt In (Derby Theatre) Screen: The Jacket (BBC Arts) & Radio: Clash, Cornerstone, Death Knock, Franklin, Gudrun, Life Lines, London Particular, Luxembourg Gardens & The Devils (Radio 4), Life Is A Radio In The Dark, Peking Noir (Radio 3), The Doorway (Kobold Blue Productions) & Richard II (Shakespeare@, New York)


James Baxter-Derrington

James is an actor, writer and award-winning journalist. His credits include A Little Rain in Monaco (Pleasance Theatre), Xposed Festival (Southwark Playhouse), A Dialogue Between Fashion & Death (RADA), As You Like It (RSC/Partners Rapt), Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/Partners Rapt), Macbeth (Partners Rapt), The Ballad of Reading Gaol (The Lion and Unicorn Theatre).


Sam Smithson


Sam Smithson

stage manager

Bethany Monk-Lane

lighting designer

Beril Yavuz

costume designer

Lily Cramer


Wil Pritchard

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