She’s a workaholic executive with an aggressive streak. He’s an inflatable doll. The course of true love never did run smooth.
When workaholic Kate is “gifted” a blow-up boyfriend by her colleagues, she keeps it as an act of defiance.
Soon, the doll becomes the only person she dares to be herself around, but as it begins to take on a mind of its own, Kate comes face to face with the dangers of letting someone in.
A touching and hilarious exploration of the challenges, joys and pitfalls of allowing yourself to be vulnerable, Me and My Doll is a romantic comedy with a twist.
Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Paperback Theatre are delighted to revive this production for an online stream direct to living rooms with the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.
Writer Lucy Bird says, “this is a play about why we watch RomComs and why so many of those films follow hard-working, high-powered women whose success has come at the cost of their ability to love or be loved.”
Praise for Me and My Doll
★★★★‘entertaining and provocative’ – The Reviews Hub
‘a Rom-Com for our times’ – Bum on a Seat
‘A beautiful story, delightfully told’ – BrumHour
‘A raucous, vivid picture of a lonely life and what happens when fantasy bleeds into the real world’- Broadway Baby
‘It leaves me realising why we love escapist stories, but also glad to have been given some tough questions about how we define love and the difference between a loving and a healthy relationship’ – The F Word
“A fresh, young company, with wit, imagination and unshakable confidence. Their shows are equally hilarious and touching.”
Neil Reading, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Paperback Theatre are a Birmingham-based theatre company making work about what we watch and how it makes us behave. We are interested in the stories we tell, those we choose to remember and why we tell them again and again. Having had our 2020 tour of Me and My Doll postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are delighted to be working with Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton to stream the show directly to your living rooms!
Please find a selection of production images available here.
Please note images contain previous cast.
For further information, images and interview availability please contact
Lucy Bird on 07794640222 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast and Creative
Kate Lucy Bird
Doll George Attwell Gerhards
Writer/Director Lucy Bird
Produced by Paperback Theatre
RUNNING TIME 65 MINS NO INTERVAL
9th April – 11th April 2021, 7.30pm
Tickets £10 per household
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE
01902 321 321