First seen at the Bush in 2004, Chloe Moss’ delicate play is a tender little thing about love and relationships. Arriving in London from Liverpool, Peta finds herself looking for connections in the big city. But how can she form deep relationships when she doesn’t really know who she is herself and borrows from others to fill the void? Moss is such a wonderful, wise writer who knows that life is never certain. Like all Moss’ work, this drama, set mostly at night, has a shy bruised heart.
Peta is new in town and ready for whatever London has to throw at her. She’s looking for romance, for friendship, for exciting people to lead her on big adventures. But being an independent woman in the new millennium isn’t easy, especially when there’s a constant reminder of the life you’re trying to escape. With each new encounter, Peta flirts with what might have been, but has the journey to London put enough distance between her and her past? This is the first major revival of this fascinating and funny play from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning playwright Chloe Moss (This Wide Night, Soho Theatre; Dickensian, BBC) which was first produced at Bush Theatre in 2004. How Love Is Spelt is directed by Charlotte Peters (Associate Director War Horse, UK Tour and An Inspector Calls, West End). Age Recommendation: 14+