Harlow playwright’s show set to head for London

Entertainment / Thu 1st Jun 2023 at 05:58am

MERCY Theatre Collective is pleased to announce that When Love Hits will be heading to London in June ‘23. 

Mercy Theatre Collective, spearheaded by Leo Shepherd is the latest company to be born from the Harlow Playhouse Young Practitioners Programme.

Writer, Leo Shepherd, said: 

We are thrilled to be performing When Love Hits in London. This show is a vital opportunity for us to be able to tell a story of hope to those who might need to hear it. It is a dream for us to represent the Harlow Playhouse Young Practitioners Programme, without which our company and the production wouldn’t even exist. We see this as an exciting chapter in our story as a collective and we are very excited for the future. 

Harlow Playhouse Head of Programming , Nathan Stickley, said: We launched our Young Practitioners Programme to nurture and support emerging artists; Mercy Theatre Collective are a prime example of what young artists can achieve with the right help. We couldn’t be prouder of the brilliant work they create, and they are a credit to Harlow Playhouse.

Written by Leo Shepherd and directed by David Woolcott, When Love Hits is a one-act original drama on abusive relationships. 

WHEN Leo leaves for university his relationship with long term girlfriend falls apart. As Leo begins to move on and finds a new romantic interest, he begins to realise what he has just entered into is an abusive relationship.

This story delves into masculinity at its most vulnerable and the repercussions that arise from what Leo is experiencing.

When Love Hits (which ultimately offers a message of hope.”, Your Harlow) is heartfelt, hard hitting and honest; a true story on abusive relationships.

Tickets available https://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/when-love-hits/

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1 Comment for Harlow playwright’s show set to head for London:

Alan Hall
2023-06-01 13:19:13

Well done Leo.and Mercury Theatre Collective. Great to see a local playwright and theatre company getting a break and doing so well. Break a leg !

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