MY ROMANTIC HISTORY

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

2010 FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER

“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.

This is a past event 20 Oct 2010 to 27 Nov 2010
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Alison O’Donnell

Alison is currently reprising her leading regular role in the BBC’s Shetland series opposite Douglas Henshall.

Her theatre credits include Boys (Headlong), Yerma (Gate Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre), The Hard Man (Scottish Theatres Consortium), My Romantic History (Bush Theatre/Sheffield Crucible), Eigengrau (Bush Theatre), Dolls (National Theatre of Scotland), Lady Windermere's Fan (Oran Mor), The Assassination of Paris Hilton (Racked), Mad Funny Just (Creased), 1 in 5 (Hampstead Theatre Daring Pairings), Phaedre (Offstage), Barren (Old Vic New Voices - The 24 Hour Plays), The Ghost Sonata (Goat and Monkey) and Broken Road (Hush Productions).

Her television credits include Shetland (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Feel the Force (Catherine Bailey Productions).

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Iain Robertson

Theatre includes: The Mysteries, The Winters Tale (National Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Citizens Theatre); The Slab Boy’s Trilogy (Traverse Theatre); Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Royal Lyceum Theatre); Strangers Babies (Traverse Theatre); Small Craft Warnings (Arcola Theatre).

Film includes: Plunkett & Macleane, Basic Instinct II, Bramwell, The Debt Collector.

Television includes: Band of Brothers, Silent Witness, Kavanagh QC, Sea Of Souls, Rab C. Nesbitt.

Iain was awarded a Scottish Best Performance BAFTA for Small Faces & received an Ian Charleson award for Michael Grandage's The Tempest.

Iain trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School.

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Rosalind Sydney

Theatre includes: Pobby and Dingan, Snow Baby, Cyrano (Catherine Wheels); Shopping For Shoes, Armchair War (Visible Fictions); Beggars Opera (Vanishing Point/Royal Lyceum/Belgrade Coventry); Subway (Vanishing Point/Tron/Lyric Hammersmith); Naked Neighbour, Twitching Blind (Nick Underwood); Molly Whuppie and Lickety-Leap (Lickety Spit Theatre Co); We Are Everywhere at Home (Cumbernauld/ Theatro Comedia, Bucharest); Peep (Starcatchers); Zarraberri and Limbo (Oran Mhor); The Littlest Christmas Tree (MacRobert); Broken Glass and It’s Your Turn to Clean the Stair (Rapture Theatre Co); Knives in Hens and King Lear (Tag).

Radio includes: Raven Black, Meryl The Mounted, Gondwannaland (BBC Radio 4).

Rosalind trained at RSAMD.

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