Strategic Love Play
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9780571387687Publication Date:
3 Aug 2023
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
First Staged:
Paines Plough, Soho Theatre & Belgrade Theatre, 2023

Strategic Love Play

By Miriam Battye

Paperback £10.99

On Stage at:
Soho Theatre, London
From Thu 23 May 2024 to Sat 15 Jun 2024
  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2023

And when you see what's out there. What do you want with it.
Do you want to fuck it. Like, weekly? Or do you want to sort of. Put your hands in its pockets. Take it to your mother. Love it until you die. Sort of thing.

With acid wit, Miriam Battye's play takes a scalpel to modern romance.

No! Fuck NO. I don’t want to, like, go for WALKS and use and reuse those METAL FOIL SERVING trays all my life NO. I want to TEAR SOMEONE APART.

Strategic Love Play opened at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, in July 2023, produced by Paines Plough, Soho Theatre and Belgrade Theatre, in association with Landmark Theatres.

Winner of a Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing.

This edition is published by Faber and Faber.

Press Quotes

'A comedic tour de force'


'The brutality of modern dating laid excruciatingly bare... hilarious and painful... an ingenious encapsulation of the ways that online dating warps human interactions'

Evening Standard

'Sizzling... a ferociously good two-hander'

The Stage
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback,88 pages ISBN: 9780571387687Publication Date:
3 Aug 2023
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99

Also by Miriam Battye:

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