She’s a workaholic executive with an aggressive streak. He’s an inflatable doll.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

“When an inflatable doll comes to life – could it be just the man Kate needs? 

 

When workaholic Kate is “gifted” a blow-up-boyfriend by her colleagues she keeps it as an act of defiance. 

 

Soon, the doll becomes the only person she dares to be herself around... but as it begins to take on a mind of its own, Kate comes face to face with the dangers of letting someone in. 

 

A touching and hilarious exploration of the challenges, joys and pitfalls of allowing yourself to be vulnerable, Me and My Doll is a romantic comedy with a twist.”

Me and My Doll was first performed at the Shoebox Festival Swindon, and later supported by the OJS Open Doors Scheme which led to a run at the OJS in Birmingham and at The Space Arts Centre, London.

The show was then picked up as a co-production with the Old Joint Stock Theatre for a full run at Gilded Balloon, Ed Fringe 2019. Our 2020 tour is in the process of  being rescheduled, after cancellations due to a period of national lockdown. Keep your eyes peeled for new dates in early 2021!

If you are a venue interested in booking this show please email paperbacktheatre@gmail.com

to request a tour pack.

★★★★

'entertaining and provocative'

The Reviews Hub

 

'It leaves me realising why we love escapist stories, but also glad to have been given some tough questions about how we define love and the difference between a loving and a healthy relationship' 

The F Word

 

'A raucous, vivid picture of a lonely life and what happens when fantasy bleeds into the real world'

Broadway Baby

 

'A beautiful story, delightfully told'

BrumHour

 

'a Rom-Com for our times'

Bum on a Seat

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