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