Head/Heart is an explosive double bill of short new plays exploring love and loss in the 21st Century.

Two of the most exciting voices in new writing create dovetailing pieces themed around head and heart for a summer tour of studio spaces.

With video art and original music, Head Music by Elinor Cook (under commission with the Bush Theatre) and Heart in Mouth by Daniel Kanaber (nominated by OffWestEnd as one of 2010’s most promising playwrights) are short, sharp shocks of total theatre.

Head Music by Elinor Cook

"I used to love your music. And now it’s just like - like my enemy"

With music no longer the food of love, discordant harmonies abound in this comic, disordered love story.

Heart in Mouth by Daniel Kanaber

"Nowadays we mostly pine after girls and call each other gay"

Fueled by overactive hormones and unrequited desires, this funny and tender play about teenage love charges towards an unexpected climax.


Box of Tricks presents two World Premières

Written by Elinor Cook and Daniel Kanaber

Adam Quayle & Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

Stephanie Williams

Isobel Waller-Bridge

Video Art:
Carolina Vasquez

Movement Director:
Robin Guiver

Fergus Waldron

Andrew Martyn-Lewis and Greer Dale-Foulkes

Performance Dates:

Wed 29th – Thu 30th June @ 7:30pm
Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse

Thu 7th July @ 8:15pm
Brewery Theatre, Bristol Tobacco Factory

Fri 8th – Sat 9th July @ 6:30pm
Martin Harris Centre, Manchester (Not Part Of… Festival)

Thu 14th – Sat 16th July @ 7:30pm
Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Tue 19th – Thu 21st July @ 7:30pm
Theatre503, London