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A Live Theatre Production
Written by D.C. Jackson
Directed by Max Roberts
Designed by Alison Ashton
Starring Amy McCallister, Bryony Corrigan and Brian Lonsdale

Where do you meet people? Where are people meeting each other? Pubs? The Gym? Tinder? **** Off.

Tom’s got a new job and zero love life. But after getting together on a Friday night drink with Amy from the office they start a whirlwind romance more like a category 5 hurricane. As true love and calamity collide, can these two escape the memory of past relationship disaster? And can two lonely hearts finally make a match?

My Romantic History has been specially adapted and updated for the North East following its successful premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010, where it won a Fringe First.


'Spiced with hilarious observational detail…a comedy of bad manners and embarrassments.' ★★★★

The Guardian


Amy McAllister Portrait

Amy McAllister - Actor

Amy trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Amy has previously appeared in Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing, A Northern Odyssey and White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Live Theatre. Her other theatre credits include one-person show Scorch (Soho Theatre and International Tour) for which she won the Summerhall Best Actor Award, Hecuba (RSC), Forever Yours, Mary Lou (Theatre Royal Bath), Shadow of a Gunman (Abbey/Lyric Theatre) and Sons Without Fathers (Arcola)

Her television and film credits include Witless (BBC3), Philomena (Pathe/BBC/Canal+), The Great Fire (ITV) and Call The Midwife (BBC).

Amy is also a poet and her debut collection Are You As Single As That Cream? is published by Burning Eye.

Bryony Corrigan Portrait

Bryony Corrigan

Bryony trained at LAMDA and is a member of Mischief Theatre Company.

Her theatre credits include Mischief Movie Night, (Arts Theatre), The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway & West End), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End), How I Learned to Drive (Southwark Playhouse), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (West End/ Trafalgar Studios/Arcola Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe).

Her television credits include Good Omens (BBC), A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC), Inspector George Gently (Company Pictures), Holby City (BBC) and Downton Abbey (Carnival) and on radio Christmas Goes Wrong (BBC).

She has appeared in the short films Tiny Bible, Four-Sight and the video games: Squadron 42 (Cloud Imperium Games) and Dark Souls 3 (Bandai Namco Entertainment).

Brian Lonsdale Portrait

Brian Lonsdale

Brian trained at RADA.

Brian has previously appeared in The Pitmen Painters at Live Theatre, National Theatre and on Broadway New York. His other theatre credits include Othello at Tobacco Factory, Noises Off at Northern Stage, Martyr at Unicorn Theatre, War Horse in the West End and Bedroom Farce at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

His TV and film credits include Hustle and Doctors (both BBC), The Other Possibility (Pinball Films), Valiant (Vanguard Animation) and Goal (Sony Pictures).

His radio credits include The Pitmen Painters and Nowt to Look at (both on BBC Radio 3).

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My Romantic History

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund