It’s a long, hot summer. Six teenagers are in various states of lust, longing and unrequited love. A boy has a crush on the girl next door; only she’s going out with the school heartthrob. Two teenagers meet for a blind date but they’re both thinking about someone else. A shy girl with a secret makes friends with the most popular girl in her class. Only these are love stories with a difference: thanks to the inner voice trailing around after each character, we get to hear what they’re all saying and thinking. Fortunately there’s a narrator to keep us all on track, but there’s a small problem: our narrator would much rather be on reality TV.
Cast size: 8F, 4M + narrator M or F
After studying Drama at Bristol University, Harriet won a scholarship to Malcolm Bradbury’s creative writing course at East Anglia University from which she graduated with a Distinction.
Harriet created the BBC3 series Lip Service with Kudos, and wrote on and executive produced the second series which aired in 2012. She currently has a feature film, Glen Close, in development,is about to join the writersroom and will be writing two episodes of Simon Beaufoy’s series for FX, Trust.
Harriet wrote an episode of series 1 of Mistresses for Ecosse Films/BBC1’s and two episodes of series 2 of Hotel Babylon for Carnival/BBC1. She was one of the co-creators of the World Productions series Attachments, and wrote for series 1 and 2.
Harriet wrote and directed the play Love Me Tender which was staged at the Finborough Theatre.
Photography by Sorted. Design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.