Love Steals Us From Loneliness

by Gary Owen

“Say you’re getting a bit frisky at the end of a night. With us you hop up on the pole and bust your moves. But they got none of that up the valleys. They want to pole dance, they’ve gotta go out into the street and do it round a street lamp. And that always causes ructions cos half of them worship electricity as a god so it’s like desecrating a holy shrine!”

Before and after a night that changed everything.

Gary Owen is one of Wales’ foremost playwrights and writer of the wildly successful Iphigenia in Splott at The National Theatre and the critically acclaimed Violence & Son at The Royal Court Theatre. Join us for one of Owen’s earlier works Love Steals Us From Loneliness, a powerful and darkly witty story about his hometown of Bridgend. Venture into the darker sides of life and be prepared to contemplate love, loss, grief, and whether you’re a “Townie” or “Valley Commando”?


Camden People’s Theatre July 2016
Chapter Arts December 2016
Support in kind provided by The London Welsh Centre

Cast & Creative

Catrin Evelyn Campbell
Scott Rhys Warrington
Mags Emma-Jane Goodwin
Becky Rebecca Jade Hammond
Mikey Andrew David

Director Kim Pearce
Set Designer Emma Bailey
Lighting Designer Joe Price
Sound Designer DJ Walde
Assistant Director Francesca Goodridge
Producer Rebecca Jade Hammond
Stage Manager Susan Burns & Holly Marsh
Assistant Stage Manager Andrew David 



“Pearce doesn’t put a foot wrong in bringing Owen’s masterpiece to life”
“A smart interlacing of memories and emotional revelations”
Reviews Hub
“This a play which will grasp your hand and lead you through the delightful and disastrous forest of love. A play of perfection”
Get The Chance Wales
“The talented Welsh cast bring the characters to life”
West End Wilma
“The whole cast were captivating”
Young Critics Wales
“Owen’s star has continued to rise. With a bit of luck Chippy Lane will prosper too, if they can continue to stage sharp, clear, well-cast productions like this”
Buzz Magazine
“… Vivid and truthful”
“Painful and familiar, so much so that many of the audience left in tears”
A Younger Theatre
“Moving performances rooted in reality”
Quench Magazine
“This incredibly sincere performance directed by Kim Pearce explores love, loss and growing up”
“Resurrecting a play is no easy task, but I think the production by Chippy Lane succeeded on many levels”
Arts Scene In Wales