Lena is on a mission to veganise her tinder dates. What could possibly go wrong? 14 days later, a broken family, a Pomeranian named Mozart and an eviction notice, is this rebellion or simply a cry for help?
”Meat Cute” asks: how does a 25-year-old woman navigate a world governed by masculinity and violence, and, how far is too far?
Multi-rolling 10 characters, accompanied by a soundtrack of Meghan the Stallion, ‘Meat Cute’ is bright, very pink, will make you belly laugh and will certainly make you think.
Patch Plays stages new work that engages with issues surrounding environmental sustainability, animal ethics, and their intricate connection. We focus on telling personal and entertaining stories to engage audiences with these themes. We aspire to challenge, provoke empathy and provide inspiration for a better future ahead.
Since establishment in 2020 we have produced three new plays, have received Arts Council funding twice, 5 star reviews and have been finalists for an Offest Award for 'Meat Cute' which performed at Camden Fringe, Bread and Roses and Chiswick Playhouse in 2021. At the core of our work lies our belief that storytelling through entertainment is a crucial form of activism as it can engage wide audiences on an emotional level, which is often the motivating factor to instigate change.
In 2022 we produced 'Blood On Your Hands' for two nights at The Cockpit Theatre, receiving 4 and 5 star reviews and standing ovations. In April we R&D’d a new children’s musical Birdie’s Adventures in the Animal Kingdom at Polka Theatre, previewing at Harrow Arts Centre.
We regularly produce scratch nights to discover new writing. Previous scratch nights include five new plays at the UK's first zero-waste venue, The Greenhouse Theatre, and in 2020 our first outdoors scratch night of four plays at Tide Tables by Richmond Riverside.
Press & Reviews
West End Best Friend, 5 stars. 'Funny, engaging and utterly thought-provoking’
London Pub Theatres, 4 stars ‘It turned out to be one of the most memorable hours I have had’
North West End, 5 stars ‘This is an excellent play, well written, directed and performed’ 'never a dull moment'
View from the Outside, 4 stars 'Hilarious' ‘Changing the world is an exhausting business, Patch Plays I salute you!’
Motivate Magazine, 5 stars 'Genius'
Theatre and Other Things London, 4.5 stars 'Brilliantly Executed'
Cast & Creative Team Writer and performer: BIBI LUCILLE
Bibi Lucille is an award-winning actress (StarNow award for Rising Star and the Women of the Future award). A few career highlights include lead roles in, 'This was a Man' (Leicester Square Theatre), 'Trust' (Amazon Prime), 'Purgatory' (Popstar TV) and 'I am Sophie' (Winner of BAFTA and Oscar qualifying Flicker's RIIFF). She was nominated for Pastel Film Festival's Best Actress in 2019 with the film 'All Inclusive' and performed her one-woman Offie finalist show 'Meat Cute' in 2021 (Chiswick Playhouse, Hen and Chicken's Theatre, Bread and Roses Theatre). When Bibi isn't scrolling through Backstage for jobs, she's spending a weird amount of time with her cat.
Director and Producer: ANASTASIA BUNCE
Anastasia Bunce is the Artistic Director of Patch Plays and directs new plays and modern classics. Anastasia trained in Theatre Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2020. Recent credits include Offie Nominated 'Darkie Armo Girl' (Finborough Theatre, 2022), 'Blood On Your Hands' (Cockpit Theatre, 2022), 'Birdie’s Adventures in the Animal Kingdom' (Harrow Arts Centre, 2022), Offie finalist 'Meat Cute' (Chiswick Playhouse, Hen and Chickens, the Bread and Roses Theatre, 2021), 'Yoghurt is Not Sexy' (Arcola Online 2021), 'Summer and Smoke' by Tennessee Williams at Exeter Phoenix (2018), Plucked at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2018). Anastasia assisted Julia Pascal on '12:37' and Peter Kavanagh on 'Not Quite Jerusalem' at the Finborough Theatre.
Flick is a musician and theatre professional, trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. As sound designer and composer, she has worked on ‘Meat Cute’ (Chiswick Playhouse, VAULT), ‘I Am Turpin’ and ‘Salomé’ (Theatre N16), ‘A Little Princess’ (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), ‘And Eve?’ and ‘[redacted]’ (Catalyst), '12:37' (Finborough). She is currently working on a new show at the Pleasance, London.