6 months after winning TV’s biggest reality dating show, Ben and Cyrus are fed up with fame. Making sponsored content about lawnmowers wasn’t on either of their bucket lists, and they’re not sure whether the £50 fee is worth the indignity of attending the opening of a new Greggs.
Ben wants to return to his old life – while Cyrus just wants his Instagram to reach 1 million followers. When they’re offered a million-pound influencing deal in Dubai, the world looks on to see what Love Island’s LGBT sweethearts will do.
Narrated by a Greek chorus of tabloid tweets and gossip blogs, Love’s A Beach is an ancient satire with a modern message from an award-winning comedy writing team.
Will Johnston is a comedy writer and script editor, whose previous work has been seen at the National Theatre, and on BBC3 and Channel 4. He is currently assisting the showrunner on a major new Netflix show, due for release in 2023. Katie Sayer is a comedy writer and producer, working mostly for BBC Radio 4. She was a staff writer on 'The Skewer' when it won the ARIA, NYF Award and BBC Audio Drama Award for 'Best Comedy', and is currently show-running a podcast series for 5Live. Will and Katie met at school in 2014, and have been writing together ever since!
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work:
The Times - "Would even Chris Morris be this daring?" (in reference to a sketch Katie wrote on BBC Radio 4's 'The Skewer')
Daily Info - "The future of British Comedy" (for The Oxford Revue and Friends)
Cast & Creative Team Writers - Will Johnston and Katie Sayer