Written and performed by Amy Trigg

Sat 1 October 2022 | 7.30pm

For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work.
Or what I’d be able to feel.
People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting to grab them by the shoulders and be like “I don’t know, Janet!”

Juno was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play REASONS YOU SHOULD(N’T) LOVE ME is a hilarious, heart-warming tale about how shit our wonderful lives can be.

★ ★ ★ ★ – ‘Enormously entertaining’  The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ – ‘Bravura one-woman show is a knock-out’  Evening Standard

Here’s Amy Trigg talking about Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me

About Amy Trigg

Amy is an actor and writer from Essex. She was the first wheelchair user to graduate from a performance course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her acting credits include work with the  RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, BBC, Netflix and Universal.

Amy’s first full length play ‘Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me’ was joint winner of the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020. It had its world premiere at the Kiln Theatre in May 2021 and is now available on Audible. Her short play ‘It’s Not Like It’s 11/ega/’was performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East in May 2022. Amy is currently on attachment with the Kiln Theatre, after winning one of six 2022 Playwrights’ Scheme Bursaries.

Amy is a writer on the upcoming series ‘Ralph and Katie’ {a spin-off of the popular BBC1 show ‘The A Word?. She also has numerous TV projects currently in development. Her debut radio drama ‘A is for Award’ aired on BBC Radio 3 in Feb 2022. Amy’s essay ‘An Ode to Improvisation {and Poehler and FeyJ features in the book ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and others lies)’.

Amy is currently part of TV Drama Writers’ Programme 2021 (partnered with Eleven Film) and has previously been part of 4Screenwriting 2021, BBC Drama Room 2020/21, BBC Writers’ Access Group 2020/21 and the Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group 2020/21.


Cast & Creative Team

Amy Trigg – Juno

Charlotte Bennett – Director

Jean Chan – Set and Costume Designer Guy Hoare – Light Designer

Elena Pena – Sound Designer

Raffaela Pancucci – Associate Sound Designer Athena Stevens – Assistant Director

Ryan Funnell – Production Manager

Lucy Ventham – Company Stage Manager Olivia Wakeford – Assistant to Athena Stevens

How to find us

Located in Barking’s Gascoigne Estate area, 15 minutes walk from Barking town centre and train station.   

Address: Studio 3 Arts, Galleon Centre, Boundary Rd, Barking IG11 7JR

Tube & Train: Barking has great public transport connections with District Line, Hammersmith & City, Overground and C2C services all coming into Barking Station. You can get from central London to Studio 3 Arts in less than an hour.