SINCE its first production in 2008, D.C. Jackson’s fast-paced and sharply observed comedy has enjoyed international success. Now, under Max Roberts’ expert direction, it arrives in Newcastle cleverly adapted to a North East setting.

In it, the sex driven lives of thirty-something Tom, Amy and Sasha play out against the backdrop of Alison Ashton’s beautifully evoked, crisp, clean and trendy office interior.

It is Tom’s first day in a new job, and as much to his surprise as anyones', he is soon the centre of sexual attraction. But is this love or office politics?

Served by a perfectly cast trio of actors whose comic timing is honed to perfection, the play moves effortlessly between school romance and office affair.

Brian Lonsdale gives an almost stand-up comic’s performance as the genial but bumbling Tom. He is lightening quick to provide acidly effective asides to the audience before returning to Tom’s feckless and tongue-tied mishandling of the latest twist in his affairs.

Bryony Corrigan’s sexy and siren-like Amy is no match for Tom, and she too has some caustic asides to share. And last but not least is Amy McAllister - startling, not only as Tom’s bright and breezy office companion, Sasha, but in a host of quick-change roles as well.

My Romantic History is a comedy about adolescent urges and adult immaturity. It’s sharp, cool and very, very funny, but at heart it also lets us know the importance of relationships - and of growing up.

Until May 12. Box Office: 0191 232 1232 or

Laurence Sach