24 – 28 April 2021

“Everytime a friend succeeds, I die a little” – Gore Vidal

Jem, Ella and Harry are friends.

Best friends.

Whip-smart underachievers side-eyeing their late twenties, their friendship is fuelled by pop music, gay meme accounts and a healthy cynicism about everyone and everything around them.

Now Jem is moving to New York. On the eve of his departure, he invites Harry and Ella to his parents’ beach house for a final hurrah.

The usual. Cheap wine, expensive pizza, and bad movies.

But now, Jem’s sudden commitment to his own personal growth threatens to rip apart the delicate threads that have tied them together for years.

Can they face a world without each other? Or worse – a world where one of them doesn’t need the others?

Gather the people who know you too well for this hilarious, moving and deeply relatable play LOVE YOU BITCH, about friendship and finding (or losing) your way in the world. You might just not be able to look them in the eye afterwards…

A cutting look at intimacy, insecurity and the secret meaning of Kylie Minogue’s Spinning Around. With love and kisses from Stage Mom, the award-winning team behind Midsumma smash hit Truly Madly Britney.

“Smart, sharp, hilarious and profane.”
KEITH GOW

“Writer Di Troia, director Hannah Fallowfield and a cast of six balance domestic tragedy and ludicrous sitcom with astonishing dexterity.”
CHRIS BOYD, THE AUSTRALIAN

“A queer, pop-culture odyssey that takes camp subversion to the extreme. If you’re offended at the drop of a hat, you should give it a miss, although it will be your loss.”
CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE

DURATION
90 Min

WARNINGS (15+)
Adult Themes | Coarse Language | Drug References | References to Sexual Assault/Trauma | Simulated Vomit | References to Abortion

Written and Created by
ALBERTO DI TROIA
Directed by
HANNAH FALLOWFIELD
Performed by
ALEX THEW
Photo by
MEL IRAHETA

Theatre Works & Stage Mom present

Love You Bitch

By Alberto Di Troia
In association with Midsumma Festival