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Reasons You Should(n't) Love Me

Monologues, Comedy  /  1f

Winner of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how shit our wonderful lives can be.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary

For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work.

Or what I’d be able to feel.

People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting to grab them by the shoulders and be like “I don’t know, Janet!”

Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.

Winner of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how shit our wonderful lives can be.


Cast Attributes
JUNO:
JUNO, a wheelchair user, is the sole person on stage for the duration of the play. The actress playing JUNO also plays all other characters and shouldn’t use any props or costume to do this. JUNO should be played by a disabled actress.
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration 75 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"...a mixture of dry wit, emotional charm and high good humour." - The Telegraph

"a winning mix of artless charm and flinty wit." - The Telegraph

"...its timbre changes from bubblegum drama to something more radical and probing." - Guardian

"Addressing thorny themes of disability, self-image anxieties and the universal struggle towards self-acceptance, Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me packs lots of weighty material into a snappy, surprisingly light-hearted monologue." - The Stage

"...so well-written and explores some really big topics while still being thoroughly entertaining." - WhatsOnStage

"A hilarious, honest and heartwarming play which demands an audience." - WhatsOnStage

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Amy Trigg

Amy Trigg trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me(joint winner of the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020) is Amy’s first full length play. Amy’s essay An Ode to Improv (and Poehler and Fey)features in the book Feminist’s Don’t W ...

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