Join Faith, a young woman addicted to Love, on her quest into the dark heart of its enchantments – and if there’s any life worth living without them. A madcap, true-life saga of passion, crushing despair and salvation by bath bombs.
Whether you’re a seasoned Lothario, yet to taste your first kiss or you’ve ever experienced the pain of impossible love, Faith’s here to help you feel less alone this Valentine’s… by falling madly in love with you. And praying you’ll reciprocate.
Faith Brandon is a performance artist whose work focuses on playful autobiographical exploration through comedy, theatre, live art and clowning. Faith is a graduate in Devising Theatre & Performance at LISPA (arthaus Berlin) in Lecoq and works as a performer, puppeteer and outside eye. Faith has performed work at Battersea Arts Centre, The Barbican and The Yard Theatre and worked extensively abroad with theatre companies in Barcelona, Namibia and Indonesia.
Jonathan Young is an award-winning theatre maker, director, writer and teacher. He trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris, before studying clowning with Philippe Gaulier and Sue Morrison. In 2001, he set up a touring company, Shams, and was its artistic director until 2012. Shams created new work, using multimedia elements, clowning, site specific or immersive projects, and three of its most successful productions – Sleeping Beauties, The Garden and Reykjavik – toured the UK and Canada widely. Since then he has continued to work freelance as a director/creator for other UK theatre companies, as well as teaching movement and theatre freelance and at drama schools including LAMDA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and LISPA (arthaus Berlin).
Press & Reviews
‘Witty and woeful, an exhilarating freight train of pain and hope.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard
‘I laughed, I cried, I spat out my drink! Truly hilarious and deeply moving.’ ★★★★★ Funny Women
‘Perfectly timed comedy, Love Me Or I’ll Kill Myself is an asset to contemporary devised work.’ ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews
‘Amazing...it left me in a speechless daze! Sad, happy, but mostly in a lovely daze...I enjoyed every minute...an extraordinary show.'
'Brave and beautiful, hilariously funny in places, incredibly difficult to watch in others. Brought tears to my eyes in both laughter and sorrow. I could watch it all over again.'
'Simply outstanding...I was gripped from start to finish.'
Cast & Creative Team Created and performed by Faith Brandon
Co-created and directed by Jonathan Young
Sound design: Faith Brandon and Jonathan Young
Dance choreography: Ted Rogers
Original music: Simon McCorry, Milo McKinnon
Lighting and sound operation: Virginie Taylor
Stage Manager: Robert Noble