Chloë Moss'

How Love Is Spelt

Written by
Chloe Moss

Directed by
Caitriona Shoobridge

Linbury Studio Theatre

£14 (£7 concessions)*

3 - 7 April

Show cancellation: 

In order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and to safeguard our audiences, students and staff, visitors and the artists with whom we work, we have made the decision to cancel all public performances. 

If you are a ticket holder for How Love is Spelt, our box office team will contact you directly to agree on how you would like your account to be credited. You can do any of the following: 

  • Turn your ticket into a donation to support us during this uncertain time.  

  • Use your credit to purchase tickets to a future performance at LAMDA.  

  • Claim a full refund to your original method of payment. 

If the closure period is extended, we will be in touch with bookers for future performances in good time, and we’ll also post updates to our website and social media channels. 

About the show

New city, new life. Peta has ditched Liverpool, moved to London and is looking for adventure and excitement. She soon finds that starting out again isn’t that simple, especially when there's constant reminders of the life she’s trying to escape.

Have those 200 miles put enough distance between her and her past? Chloë Moss's tender and smart comedy explores the challenges and complexities of being young and alone in a city which never sleeps.

Chloë Moss is an accomplished playwright and screenwriter. Her celebrated play This Wide Night (Clean Break, Soho, 2008) won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize and was subsequently produced off Broadway, starring Edie Falco. Chloë has written numerous other plays including The Gatekeeper (Royal Exchange Theatre, 2012), Fatal Light (Soho Theatre, 2010 & 2011), Catch (Royal Court, 2006) and How Love Is Spelt (Bush Theatre, 2004, & New York’s Summer Play Festival, 2005). She is currently under commission to the Royal Court, Headlong and Soho theatre. Chloë has also written extensively for television. Most recently she has written on Six Wives for BBC One and Dickensian for Red Planet Pictures and written episodes for BBC One’s New Tricks, The Smoke for Kudos, and Prisoners' Wives and The Secret Diary of a Call Girl with Tiger Aspect. She has also written Care, a single drama for Warp Films and Sky Arts, and an original series Switch, co-written with Tim Price, for Touchpaper / ITV2.

Her new play Run Sister Run premiered at Sheffield in February 2020 and moves to the Soho Theatre in March.

This production contains strong language, smoking, characters in a state of undress, non-consensual sexual advances, reference to terminal illness, indirect reference to abortion, indirect reference to alcoholism and indirect reference to drug addiction. For more information please speak to a member of staff.


Nathaniel Christian

Billy Gunnion

Frankie Lamb

Imogen Mackie Walker

Oliver Norman

Poppy Winter​​​​

Creative Team

Production Team

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