I LOST MY VIRGINITY TO CHOPIN'S NOCTURNE IN B-FLAT MINOR
Ollie and Laura are coming home after a meal with Laura’s parents, and they’ve been arguing for quite a while. Maybe they’ve been arguing for hours. Maybe they’ve been arguing for years. Maybe they’ll be together forever.
Sebastian Gardner’s painfully funny award-winning debut play 'I Lost My Virginity to Chopin's Nocturne in B-Flat Minor' explores identity, devotion and dependency between two people that hate to love each other.
‘An honest, bitter, and endearing portrayal of modern relationships that throws away any pretence of romanticism to create an original work. A must-see during this year’s fringe.’
- Ed Fringe Review, * * * *
‘A terrific two-hander. I’d prescribe this show for a bit of short sharp relationship counseling.
- THE SCOTSMAN, * * * *
‘There is no point in this show during which you might be tempted to wonder off in thoughts to your own life – you are riveted to the situation unfolding in front of your eyes.’
-SCOTSGAY, * * * *
Sebastian Gardner’s debut play ‘I Lost my Virginity to Chopin’s Nocturne in B-Flat Minor’ received The King’s Head Stella Wilkie Award and China Plate’s East 15 Debut Award. The show was developed with performances at The King’s Head Theatre and The New Wolsey Theatre ahead of a month-long run with The Pleasance Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. The show will debut at The Vaults Theatre ahead of a regional tour in autumn 2021, transferring to The Oxford Playhouse, The Edge Theatre Manchester and The Phoenix Arts Centre Hampshire. The play text will be published by Salamander Street Publishing in July 2021, and will be available for pre-order ahead of the show’s London Debut at The Vaults. For more info on tour dates, follow @papermugtheatre or visit
CAST AND CREATIVES
Presented by Paper Mug Theatre
Ollie - Sebastian Gardner
Laura – Anouche-Alana Chokarian
Director Ami Okumura Jones
Writer Sebastian Gardner
Producer Sam Edmunds
Stage Manager Louise Oliver
Designer Blythe Brett