Put Your Sweet Hand in Mine


Put Your Sweet Hand in Mine

This is a show about love. It is a show about candlelight and longing and catching the eye of a stranger unexpectedly in the theatre or on a train. It is a show about romance. But it is also a show about battlefields and power cuts and power ballads, about thunderstorms and wildly flocking birds.

We invite you to imagine being in love, and all the many different meanings that might have. We invite you to imagine yourself in Paris. We invite you to imagine yourself looking up and unexpectedly catching the eye of the person sitting opposite you.

Created by Andy Field and Ira Brand
Produced by Beckie Darlington
Dramaturgy by James Stenhouse

Some nice words people have said about the show

The Guardian

‘A reminder that love makes you fly and fall, and can be tempestuous. Or as quiet and fragile as a bird in your hand.’
– Lyn Gardner


‘It is these awkward glimpses of one another, and the awkward bodies that accompany them, that are at the fluttering heart of Andy Field and Ira Brand’s new show. In their fragmentary, dreamlike journey through the landscape of love, the desire to look is always tied up with the impossibility of really seeing one another’
– Catherine Love

Time Out

‘Gently makes all the stuff that comes with Valentine’s Day seem like total bullshit.’
– Daisy Bowie-Sell


‘A thrilling, touching & daring adventure’


‘A beautifully crafted, heart skippingly brilliant show’



‘Totally unexpected in execution and utterly affecting. Go see it, alone, you’ll leave awakened & jittery’

Everything Theatre

‘A slick and evocative multimedia production exploring the nature of love.’

2014 Dates

February 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22 – Battersea Arts Centre
March 6 – ARC, Stockton
March 7, 8 – Northern Stage
March 19 – Norwich Arts Centre
March 26 – Colchester Arts Centre
March 30 – West Yorkshire Playhouse
April 25 – Warwick Arts Centre
June 6 & 7 – Bike Shed Theatre

For more information please contact Beckie Darlington.

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre and ARC Stockton.



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