How Love Is Spelt revival probes the ABC of romance at Southwark Playhouse

She wanted spontaneity, adventure … I said I can be spontaneous … I just need a little bit of time to plan.

The first major revival of Chloë Moss’s fascinating and funny play How Love Is Spelt is set for London’s Southwark Playhouse this September.

This nostalgic and honest meditation on love and relationships from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning playwright Chloë Moss (This Wide Night, Soho Theatre; Dickensian, BBC), was first produced and performed at the Bush Theatre in 2004.

It will be directed by Charlotte Peters (associate director War Horse UK Tour and An Inspector Calls West End).

Set in 2004, How Love Is Spelt tells the story of Peta, who’s 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?

How Love Is Spelt will run at the Southwark Playhouse from September 4 – 28.

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