Loquitur Theatre presents


A new play written and performed by Gemma Harvey

Directed by Lou Lou Mason
Edinburgh Fringe Preview

How is it just as easy to order a date on-line as it is to purchase a chicken burger? 

In 30 years, the cultural change in courtship has been vast. Today, overwhelmed by technology, are we losing sight of what human connection truly is...? 

Join Polly as she navigates the perils of love in the digital age. Armed with all the latest dating apps and sites, Polly rides the waves of players, lovers, weirdos – and everything between. Based entirely on real-life experiences, this hilarious, romping, multimedia exposé of modern dating scrutinises the deeper, brutal side of love and life, challenging our preconceptions of women and dating, sex and autonomy. 

From dreadful dates to exciting encounters, Tinder swiping, sexting, dick pics, pressuring parents and supportive friends... why is Polly so desperate...? What lies behind her relentless campaign...? And what might any of us do when our world falls apart?

Hot on the heels of #MeToo and diving unapologetically into the darker sides of love and life, Lobster unpicks women’s experiences of modern dating with careful and incisive observation.

Audience reactions:
“Fabulous, quirky and multi-dimensional. Very entertaining and brilliantly acted.” 
“Painful and funny with a twist of despair for the still singles looking for love.”
Written and performed by Gemma Harvey
Directed by Lou-Lou Mason
Produced by Sharon Burrell on behalf of Loquitur Theatre
Movement and choreography: Play Dead - Mark Conway and Eloise Secker
Lighting and projection design: Mike Ross
Sound design and composition: David Ewen
Master Carpenter: Sam George
Graphic Design: Emily Forrester
Marketing: Freya Willetts