Tessa Albertson | Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

Alex Mecklosky
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March 5, 2024 2:45 PM

Today it was announced that the UK première of I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire by Samantha Hurley will open at Southwark Playhouse, Borough on July 3rd for a six-week run until August 10th , with previews from June 28th.

I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire premièred at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre in NYC in July of 2023 with a sold-out run. Tyler Struble and Tessa Albertson renew their collaboration for the London transfer with Struble again directing Albertson as she reprises the role of Shelby Hinkley.

Our Chief Critic Juan A. Ramirez said the Off Broadway production got “The biggest laughs out of a New York Audience” in his review

"It truly is the biggest pinch-me moment to be able to take my very first play to the city that made me fall so deeply in love with theatre. Everyone better get their cheeky little butts over to Southwark Playhouse Borough this summer to attend the real royal wedding. (Also, any Love Island UK contestant gets a free ticket!!)" said Playwright Samantha Hurley.

To cope with the absence of her father, neglect of her mother, and ridicule by her classmates, eighth grader Shelby Hinkley has put all of her time and energy into the only thing that matters in 2004: Spiderman. When leading a devout online fan club proves insufficient to her needs, Shelby decides to risk it all for love, kidnap famous actor Tobey Maguire, and marry him in her basement. Her fantasies of happily ever after start to crumble as she realizes Tobey may not be the charismatic, heartthrob actor she thinks she knows.

Full casting and creative team to be announced at a later date.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!