LOL (lots of love)

Year of Production


Luca Silvestrini’s critically-acclaimed show enters the lives of a group of six people trapped in their webs of aspirations, desires and self-broadcasting.

Reflecting their inability to free themselves from their online personae, the characters narrate their busy and intricate electronic lives as their physical interaction becomes progressively more awkward and out of control.

Against a wall of screen-gazing isolated individuals recruited as part of the making process across the country, the cyber souls stylishly nail the language of life online in their quest for romance. Talking and dancing at speed, they tackle the baffling etiquette of electronic discourse, make hilarious straight-to-the audience confessions, and dance the physical equivalent of tagging and tweeting. Video animation by Rachel Davies, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh and original music by Andy Pink conjure a razor-sharp commentary on our Facebook society, and an affecting rendering of human need.

Running time: 70 minutes 

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"Human communication on virtual speed, exhilarating and funny. His best creation to date"
The Guardian
"Savvy, highly entertaining dance theatre"
The Times
"a blistering mix of beauty and wit"
"Sings with melancholy tension... LOL is Silvestrini's strongest work to date"
The Observer
"sharp, slick and altogether brilliant"
Cloud Dance Festival
"An extremely well written, witty take on the social mores in an internet age, LOL is a must watch performance for all internet users. It makes you laugh yet think at the same time"
British Council, India Blog
"Protein’s sharpest and funniest work thus far"
The Stage
"This may be Silvestrini's best piece yet – very sharp, very now, and lead performer Sally Marie is always a delight to watch."
Time Out
"A razor-sharp look at how we are rewiring romance"
The Metro


Patsy Ashford

Omar Gordon

Stuart Waters

Kip Johnson

Sally Marie

Fernanda Prata

Jon Beney

Valentina Golfieri

PJ Hurst

Charlotte Broom

Clemmie Sveaas

Tomislav English

Production Credits

Conceived and Directed by
Devised and performed by
Music composed by
Video and animation design by
Lighting design by
Costume stylist
Voice Coach
Promo trailer by
Photos by
Commissioned by
Supported by

Tour History

More About The Show

National Dance Awards 2011 Winner Best Independent Company

Theatre Awards UK 2011 Nominee Outstanding Achievement in Dance

National Dance Awards 2011 Nominee Best Modern Choreography for LOL (lots of love)

National Dance Awards 2011 Nominee Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) Sally Marie


Thanks to

Sarah Storer, Vicki Manderson,  Chisato Ohno, Rahel Vonmoos, Sonia Rafferty, Shanti Freed, Assis Carreiro,  Eddie Nixon, Ellie Beedham, Keren Kossow, Kenneth Tharp, Graeme  McGinty Brendan Keaney, Kat Bridge, Ron McAllister, Sarah Trist and Jo Towler

The Place, Greenwich Dance, Danceeast, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Autograph Sound, Illuminate Design, Jerwood Space, The People Show, Yorkshire Dance, Artsdepot and London Studio Centre.


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