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How To Date A Feminist

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Back in time for Christmas after a sold-out run, How To Date A Feminist is a hilarious new spin on the Hollywood romcom from Samantha Ellis (How To Be A Heroine).

Kate likes her men tall, dark and smouldering. She has a fatal attraction to bad men. Then she meets Steve… Steve is a feminist. Can she overcome her love of lipstick, cupcakes and Heathcliff? Can he forgo the ethical confetti and learn to be a little bit more ravishing in bed? Can the two of them reinvent romance for the 21st Century?

Featuring two proposals, two weddings, an elopement and a cast of unforgettable characters all played by two actors, this passionate modern love story returns to Arcola for four weeks only, following its sold-out premiere and national tour.

Matthew Lloyd – whose productions have included the Olivier-nominated Duet for One with Juliet Stevenson (Almeida, West End) and The Fastest Clock in the Universe with Jude Law (Hampstead Theatre) – directs the original cast.

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★★★★ I had a beaming smile all the way through Matthew Lloyd’s nimble production ... witty, slyly provocative and quite simply downright lovely
—Evening Standard
★★★★ "Very funny"
—Libby Purves
★★★★ Genuine wit ... a time-shifting narrative that keeps the audience on its toes
—Jewish Chronicle
It is all beautifully played
—The Times
Fizzy and witty and smart, stuffed full of crackling lines ... makes its audience laugh out loud
—The Stage
Frequently laugh out loud funny ... Ellis' writing captures the finer, quotidian detail of modern relationships
A whistlestop tour through the day-to-day minefield of modern sexual politics ... directed with simplicity, clarity, and enthusiastic commitment to pacy narrative energy by Matthew Lloyd
Marries an intelligent script, versatile actors and clever direction/ staging to create a hilarious romantic comedy with a twist
—A Younger Theatre


Tom Berish
Sarah Daykin


Samantha Ellis


Matthew Lloyd


Carla Goodman

Lighting Design

Joe Price

Sound Design

John Leonard, Philip Matesjtschuk


Tracy Collier

Technical Manager

Sari Shrayteh

Assistant Director

Selena Lu

A production by Laundry Productions and Arcola Theatre.


Standard £17
Concession £14
Preview (22 November) £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday-Saturday at 8pm. Saturday matinee at 3.30pm. No performances Sunday.

Running time: 90 minutes approximately .

Suitable for 12+