The Last Nine Months (of the rest of our lives)

Presented by Michelle Barnette

Dan and Madeline have a lot in common. They love board games, wine, and each other. Everything is on the up. Until they get pregnant. They’re at that awkward age where people congratulate instead of lecture. They could just about make it work financially. They want to be together forever.

But there’s a problem: Dan wants to keep the baby. Madeline does not.

The Last Nine Months (of the rest of our lives) is for anyone who has ever made a choice because someone else wanted them to and asks one question: who owns your body when you're in love?

Theatre & Performance
Varies20 — 24 Feb
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
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About the company

Michelle Barnette

Rosie Wyatt trained at Royal Welsh. Theatre includes: In Event of Moone Disaster (Theatre503), Mumburger (Old Red Lion), Spine (Soho Theatre - Stage Award for Acting Excellence), One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre), Bunny (nabokov). Television includes: Turn Up Charlie (Netflix), Inspector George Gently (BBC), New Tricks (Wall to Wall)

Jaz Hutchins trained at the Identity School Of Acting. In 2019 Jaz will feature in BBC One’s sit-com Not Going Out. Credits include: Moonfleece (Pleasance), What Once Was Ours (National Tour), Burnt Toast (Theatre 503/Edinburgh) and Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Jermyn Street).

Michelle Barnette is a writer and producer. Her debut play Love Me Now ran at the Tristan Bates Theatre and she is under commission with the University of Worcester. Previous work includes: Sparks (VAULT/Pleasance/HighTide - Winner Best Musical), Caterpillar (Theatre503), Brutal Cessation (Assembly, Theatre503); Dust (Underbelly).

Eva Sampson trained on The National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course and is the Staff Director on Downstate at The National Theatre. Director credits include: Sticky (Southwark Playhouse); The Tide (Young Vic); The Little Gardener (National Theatre & UK Tour). Eva was the Assistant Director on Twelfth Night with Kwame Kwei-Armah, is Co-Artistic Director of How It Ended Ltd and is an Associate artist of National Youth Theatre.

Fin Redshaw graduated from The Royal Welsh. She was in the Old Vic 12, is a Linbury Prize Winner and was shortlisted for a Stage Debut Award. Recently: Love Me Now (Tristan Bates Theatre), Pieces of String (Mercury Theatre Colchester) and High Ridin’ (King’s Head Theatre).

Zoe Spurr trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recently: Anthropocene (Scottish Opera), The Maids (HOME Manchester), Cat In The Hat (Leicester Curve/UK Tour), The Unreturning (Frantic Assembly/UK Tour), Toast (Traverse 1), Sticky, Natives, Collective Rage (Southwark Playhouse). For portfolio see


Madeline: Rosie Wyatt
Dan: Jaz Hutchins

Writer: Michelle Barnette
Director: Eva Sampson
Designer: Fin Redshaw
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr

Press & Reviews

Praise for Previous Work:

"Rosie Wyatt is utterly mesmerising" - LondonTheatre1 on Spine

“As far as perceptive, poignant, urgent theatre goes, Love Me Now by Michelle Barnette is on the money.” - Exeunt

“Unmissable. Barnette’s next play will be worth waiting for.” - Fringe Review on Love Me Now

"The set (Fin Redshaw) is quite gloriously nostalgic and I would challenge anyone not to look fondly on the retro furniture and decor that give a classic and shabby backdrop at the same time, mirroring the past and present in the action, the chintzy facade of propriety and the decay beneath it." - The Spy in the Stalls on Pieces of String