Wed 20 Oct - Sat 27 Nov, 2010

The Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre


"If you haven't met someone by the time you graduate, you're going to marry some idiot from your work. It’s that simple. Do you know how they get animals to breed in captivity? They put them in the same cage."

Office romances are tricky. One moment you’re colleagues, then a quick grope after Friday night drinks and suddenly you’re in a relationship. When Tom and Amy get together after an office social, they find themselves living in each other’s pockets. But it’s not their lack of chemistry that’s the problem: it’s that neither of them can quite get over their childhood sweethearts.

A brand new comedy about love, loss and laminating machines.
DC Jackson is a Glaswegian playwright. His plays include Out on the Wing (Òran Mór), Matinee Idol (Òran Mór), Drawing Bored (Òran Mór), The Wall (Tron Theatre) and The Ducky (Tron Theatre).

My Romantic History premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won a Scotsman Fringe First Award.


What the papers say

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Inventive, funny observations of contemporary relationships...Three wonderfully observed performances add to the joy of it all. It’s been a couple of years since this old theatre hound laughed so much – just see it.


The List

This latest play by one of Scotland's finest young writers is simply a gem of postmodern romantic comedy...the genius of this play is that it acknowledges the ambivalence of postmodern sexual lives - the lack of commitment, the coldness, the sense that reality never quite measures up to some plastic ideal - while simultaneously overcoming all that with the wit, the humanity, the ability to laugh, learn, and move on, that is the real redeeming quality of our species...Jackson's clear-eyed but brilliant comic invention is a joy


The Scotsman


Playwright - D C Jackson
Director - Lyndsey Turner
Design - Chloe Lamford
Lighting - Philip Gladwell
Sound - Emma Laxton



Rosalind Sydney
Iain Robertson
Alison O'Donnell



Dates - 5 - 29 th August, at the Traverse Theatre
Dates at the Bush - 20 October - 20 November
Times - 7.30pm & 2.30 Saturday Matinee (except 25 October: 7pm)
Saturday Matinees - 30 October, 6, 13 November, 2.30pm £15 (£7.50)
Previews - 20, 21, 22, 23 October £15 (£7.50)
Press Night - 25 October
Audio Described performance - 6 November 2.30pm
Captioned performance - 13 November 2.30pm
Equity Night - 27 October 7.30pm (£15 Equity members)
Prices - £20 (£15 concessions)
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