I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change to run in Wolverhampton and Edinburgh

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change poster

A brand-new production of the acclaimed musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has been announced.

Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts’s beloved show, celebrated as one of the longest-running off-Broadway revues in history, will grace the stage for an exclusive series of eight performances from 16 to 20 July at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

This precedes its run at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, taking place from 2 to 24 August.

Under the direction of Karl Steele, the Grand Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director, this production delves into the complexities of modern relationships through a unique and immersive theatrical experience.

For the first time at the Grand Theatre, audiences will be seated directly on the stage, placing them at the very heart of the narrative, amidst the splendour of the theatre’s Victorian auditorium.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change offers a humorous yet poignant exploration of love and relationships, from the thrills of dating to the trials of marriage and beyond. Through a series of sketches and songs, the show captures the essence of the human experience, making it a tribute to those who have navigated the tumultuous waters of romance.

Karl Steele said: “Audiences will recognise the hilariously relatable annoyances that all relationships have and explore all the stages of relationships from those awkward first dates to falling in love and married life with kids.

“The story is intertwined with more tender and intimate moments too that make for one hugely entertaining musical that is both hilarious yet heartfelt. With such a personal and relatable subject matter, the key to creating the perfect experience in which to present this piece is in the immersive, up close and personal staging this production will feature.

“Sat on the 130-year-old stage at the Grand Theatre, our seating capacity of 1,200 is reduced to 150, with audiences experiencing what is ordinarily an actor’s eye view with scenes unfolding around them and against the backdrop of the glorious Victorian auditorium.”

Tickets are available from grandtheatre.co.uk and tickets.edfringe.com.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.