DGLS Press

For all press and programming enquiries, please contact our producer, Polly Ingham.

Press release follows the PR photos below. Please give photo credit to Richard Davenport.

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

Photo credit Richard Davenport, Dirty Great Love Story PR photos, London 2012

The show poster – designed by Jonathan Howells, using Richard Davenport‘s photos:

And again in black:

Press Release

Press release – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012: Theatre/Poetry

DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY

Can a one night stand last a lifetime?

Written and performed by Richard Marsh & Katie Bonna

Directed by Pia Furtado

“Forget the Pinter poetry thing @Pleasance; for verse with heart and verve see Richard Marsh‘s dazzling love-gone-wrong show Skittles ****” – Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna combine drama and poetry in this achingly funny story of two hopeful, hapless romantics who get drunk, get it on, and then get the hell away from each other. In her eyes, he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties. In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s short-sighted. But can they make a one night stand last a lifetime?

“**** Brings a splash of sunshine to the heart” – Scotsman on SKITTLES

“Ideal blast of wit and whimsy… Funny and wise… Great writing, great performance”

– Observer on SKITTLES

Richard and Katie write and perform together and separately, like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. They met at poetry institution Bang Said the Gun and began writing together due to both living in Tooting and a shared love of love stories. But mostly because they both lived in Tooting. DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY is their joint debut, and in scratch form has played sell-out shows at the Old Vic Tunnels, BAC (with Nabokov) and is heading to Latitude.

Richard’s SKITTLES was an Edinburgh hit last year, which then transferred to BAC. His urban political musical NICKED transferred from Theatre503 (where he was writer-in-residence) to the HighTide Festival in 2011.

Katie is an Associate Artist of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, which toured her play THE CELEBRATED MRS INCHBALD to the USA. She wrote & performed UNDERLAY for nabokov at Soho Theatre in 2012 and prior to that had success with LIQUORICE & SMOKE-RINGS and THE GLASS TOWER for Red Handed Theatre.

 “Katie Bonna as the pretty, witty maid, Lucy….perfectly in period but also refreshingly modern”

– Lyn Gardner on Katie Bonna in HE’S MUCH TO BLAME

“**** Pure pleasure… comedy gold” – Scotsman on DAD’S MONEY

www.richmarsh.com / @katiebonna / @richardbmarsh / @pingham

For further information and interview/photo requests please contact producer Polly Ingham – dgls2012@gmail.com.

For press tickets, please contact the Pleasance press office: 0131 556 6557 or press@pleasance.co.uk

VENUE             Pleasance Jack Dome

TIME                 13.20 (14.30)

DATES             1st – 3rd August (previews), 4th – 27th August (no show Tues 14th)

TICKETS          £5 (previews) £9/8, £10/9

BOX OFFICE 0131 556 6550 www.pleasance.co.uk

Personnel: Written and performed by Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna

Directed by Pia Furtado

Produced by Polly Ingham

Designed by Nik Corrall

Sound design by Steve Mayo

Technician David Monteith-Hodge

Photography Richard Davenport

Graphic Design Jonathan Howells

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