Prickly Love is a funny and beautifully dark play about clichés and hopelessness, break-ups and modern love.

April won’t settle for anyone less than hilarious and Matt can’t figure out how to say hello. Holly is exploring the secrets of the universe. Harry loves Danny, but just can’t quite believe that their office romance can survive and Lila is wondering if a cactus will tear her relationship apart.

In amongst the water cooler lovers and the lunchroom anxieties, runs a deep truth about the difficulty of staying connected, building meaningful relationships and keeping out all the noise, in a very noisy time.

Casting Notes: The cast can be 10-20 people dependent on role doubling. The script gives permission to change the genders of the characters.

  • comedy
  • 80
  • 20 total
  • 20 gender unspecified
  • young people, mental health, love, hope
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre




Please note: "Prickly Love" was originally named "Bony Embrace".

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