I Love You Because

I flew in to Edinburgh today, and met up with the cast of the play “I Love You Because” right after lunch. We found a closed bar in Pollock Halls and made the space our own for a little while.

Description from Camdram:

“I have lots of friendships but this one transcends all the ones in which I don’t get laid and that’s why we’re just friends…with benefits.”

In an attempt to get over the messy ends of their last relationships, Marcy and Austin find someone who is perfectly wrong for them: each other. But what they don’t realise is that ‘wrong’ may actually be ‘right’…

Loosely based on Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘I Love You Because’ is a modern day, musical love story which follows two couples and their struggles to find love alongside the pressures of modern romance.

With stunning music, and a hilarious script, ‘I Love You Because’ teaches us to love not in spite of faults, but because of them.

 

Below are my favourite photos from the shoot. Some of them are directly relevant to the play, while others are more fun photos that are more a result of our spontaneous creativity in the moment.

Portrait of Benedict sitting in a sofa
Benedict Welch
The cast sitting laughing in a sofa
Ashleigh Weir, Jack Gardner, Lucy Dickson and James Daly
Jack hugging James
Jack Gardner and James Daly
Ashley looking concerned
Lucy Dickson and Ashleigh Weir
James and Lucy looking cute in a sofa
James Daly and Lucy Dickson
Candid shot of Lucy and James
Lucy Dickson and James Daly
Portrait of Lucy and James.
Lucy Dickson and James Daly
Standoff between Ashleigh and Jack, sitting in armchairs.
Ashleigh Weir and Jack Gardner
Jack spinning Ashleigh's chair round.
Ashleigh Weir and Jack Gardner
Jack imitating Ashleigh
Ashleigh Weir and Jack Gardner
Jack and Ashleigh sitting in James lap, Lucy sitting on the floor.
Jack Gardner, James Daly, Ashleigh Weir and Lucy Dickson
James and Lucy looking cute, white Jack and Ashleigh are playing in the background.
James Daly, Lucy Dickson, Jack Gardner and Ashleigh Weir
Bullfight between Jack and matadore Ashleigh
Jack Gardner and Ashleigh Weir
Not sure how to caption this photo, you have to see it.
Lucy Dickson and Ashleigh Weir
Who is tallest, James or Jack on his toes?
James Daly and Jack Gardner
Jack and James armwrestling.
Jack Gardner and James Daly
Lucy and Ashleigh googling photos on the iphone.
Lucy Dickson and Ashleigh Weir looking at ugly baby photos.
Lineup of the cast in profile
Ashleigh Weir, Lucy Dickson, Jack Gardner and James Daly
Portrait of Jack
Jack Gardner
Portrait of James
James Daly
Lucy looking mischievous
Lucy Dickson
Ashleigh in a cafe
James Daly and Ashleigh Weir
Ashleigh not seeing James
James Daly and Ashleigh Weir
Lucy taking photo of James as he gives her flowers
Lucy Dickson and James Daly
Lucy and James at a cafe
Lucy Dickson and James Daly
Candid photo of the cast
James Daly, Jack Gardner, Ashleigh Weir, Benedict Welch and Lucy Dickson

Cast
Austin – James Daly
Marcy – Lucy Dickson
Jeff – Jack Gardner
Diana – Ashleigh Weir

Production Team
Director – Benedict Welch
Producer – Joe Winters
Musical Director – Joe Beighton
Publicity Designer – Oscar Yang
Assistant Producer – Niveditha Yalamarthi
Lighting Designer – Ruth Harvey
Stage Manager – James Wright
Assistant Musical Director – Stephen Gage
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth

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