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Full Casting Announced for Love, Love, Love at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Meet the cast and creatives behind Mike Bartlett's Love, Love, Love.

We have announced the full cast and creative team for the first major London revival of Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love, the second production directed by Rachel O’Riordan in her inaugural season as Artistic Director.

Rachael Stirling will play the role of Sandra across three different time periods: 1967, 1990, 2011. Rachael is well known for TV appearances in Wild Bill (ITV), The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (ITV) and for playing Natasha Astley in the BBC’s Tipping the Velvet. She is also twice Olivier Award nominated for her performances as Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre, 2010) and as Rebecca in The Priory (Royal Court Theatre, 2012).

Alongside Rachael, Nicholas Burns will play Kenneth, Sandra’s partner. Nicholas, known for Measure for Measure (Donmar Warehouse) and Young Marx (Bridge Theatre) returns to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre having been in the original cast of Ghost Stories, 2010. Patrick Knowles (Cinderella at the Vaults; Imperium at the RSC and West End; The Rover and Seven Acts of Mercy at the RSC) will play Henry, Kenneth’s older brother.

Sandra and Kenneth’s children, Rose and Jamie will be played by Isabella Laughland (Slaughterhouse Rules, Sony; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, Warner Brothers) and Mike Noble (Reasons to Stay Alive at the Sheffield Crucible; Cougar at the Orange Tree Theatre; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, National Theatre).

Joining director Rachel O’Riordan and Mike Bartlett are set and costume designer Joanna Scotcher, lighting designer Paul Keogan, sound designer and composer Simon Slater, and casting director Sam Stevenson CDG.

Love, Love, Love, charts one couple’s journey forty years from the era of free love to the beginning of the 21st Century. Smoking, drinking, affectionate and paranoid, Kenneth and Sandra build their life and family together in a time of increasing national prosperity, when the future is always better than the past.

This revival of Mike Bartlett’s production is the first in a major London theatre since it was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012.

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