Kiss Me Like You Mean It

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On a midsummer’s night in Manchester, Tony and Ruth meet at a party in a shabby terraced house and are drawn to one another. On the floor above, Don and Edie, married fifty years, are having a party of their own; only gradually does its purpose become apparent.

This very funny and heart-warming play explores bittersweet romance alongside enduring love and raw human emotion in this witty black comedy by writer Chris Chibnall (Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Law & Order UK).

See our trailer here:  (with thanks to Daniel Clynes for filming & producing).  Production images by Mary Walker @mjwalkervisuals 

Directed by Paul Ward


WARNING:  This play contains ​scenes with explicit language and sexual references.

Performance dates are: Friday 22nd – Saturday 30th September 2023 – curtain up at 7.45pm.  There will be a Matinee performance on Sunday 24th September from 2pm.

Concession Tickets (under 18’s, Students under 21, Senior Citizens) are available for the 1st Friday performance and the Sunday matinee performance.
Season Tickets are available for the 5 main stage plays for the season – £50 per person (plus save £2 on your choice of one Studio play in the season – total saving: £12). 

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd


The Old Bank Ramsbottom, just a short walk from the Theatre, has a brand new menu and they are inviting you to dine with them before seeing the show, and receive a generous 20% off your bill. See full menu details on the website.
To take up the offer, quote ‘Summerseat’ when dining and take along your proof of ticket purchase (i.e. on your smartphone).
N.B¹. This offer is available to pre-Theatre bookings for ‘Kiss Me Like You Mean It’ only and when you dine on the same date during the run. You MUST let your Server know you are using the promo offer BEFORE you order.
N.B². This offer is available on the evening menu only, served from 4pm, and is not valid after 7pm on Friday/Saturday.