Paperback Theatre presents Me and My Doll

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 EdFringe2019 Paperback Theatre are delighted to announce a fringe venue tour of their new show Me and My Doll.
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, who graduated from the University of Warwick in 2016, 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. Paperback are delighted to be co-producing Me and My Doll with the Old Joint Stock Theatre.

For further information, images and interview availability please contact
Lucy Bird on 07794640222 or at paperbacktheatre@gmail.com
Cast and Creative
Kate Dru Stephenson
Doll George Attwell Gerhards
Writer/Director Lucy Bird
Produced by Paperback Theatre the Old Joint Stock Theatre

LISTING INFORMATION
RUNNING TIME 6O MINS NO INTERVAL
8pm, Thursday 16th April – £10
The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
4 Temple Row W, Birmingham B2 5NY
www.oldjointstock.co.uk
www.ticketsignite.com/event/2696/me-and-my-doll
0121 200 0946

7.30pm & 9.00pm, Friday 17th April – £10
Upstairs at the Western, Leicester
The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester, LE3 0GA
www.upstairsatthewestern.com
www.upstairsatthewestern.com/shows/me-and-my-doll/

7.30pm, Friday 5th June – £10
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE
www.wlv.ac.uk/arena-theatre
wlv.ticketsolve.com/shows/873615007
01902 321 321

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