Modern Romance: Can love survive the age of technology?
The landscape of love has changed. Technology is taking over. Porn is streamed directly into households. Most of your friends have a Tinder profile. Babies are made in test tubes and not people. So when Isaac is asked by a beautifully icy co-worker to donate semen to help her conceive, his relationship with Adam leads to a jealousy that is hard to define by traditional norms.
Blue Song Productions announce the tour of an exciting new play, Modern Romance, which is touring at London venues including Etcetera Theatre Camden and the Southwark Playhouse. Written by Mariko Primarolo (Evacuated, Soho Theatre), directed by Eve Carson and produced by Michelle Horn. Tom Powell (Wasted, Southwark Playhouse) plays Adam, and Nathaniel Fairnington (Timeout critic’s choice nominee) has been cast as Isaac- two lovers who deal with the issues surrounding sexual progress and freedom in our society.
Director, Eve Carson comments on the modernity of the play. She highlights, ‘not only is the subject matter very current and relevant, but the form of story telling- quickly zipping through different scenes from the couple’s life- reflects the fast-paced nature of television, film and social media’. Writer, Mariko Primarolo, describes her inspiration behind the piece when she says, ‘everything is happening so fast, and the rules of sex are constantly changing and sometimes I feel like we need to take a step back and question what is actually making us happy’.
Fiercely intelligent, observant and charming, Modern Romance is an exploration of the boundaries between sex, love and science.
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
25th to 26th June
Box office: 020 7407 0234
Sunday 14th June 2015