Chloë Moss's play How Love Is Spelt is a playful tale of growing up and finding yourself in the city. It was first performed at The Bush Theatre, London, on 1 October 2004.
The play is set in a small, sparsely furnished bedsit in London occupied by twenty-year-old Peta, who has recently moved to the city from Liverpool. Rejecting the comfort and security of her home town, she's looking for excitement and adventure in the big city. But going solo isn't quite so simple, especially when there's a constant reminder of the life you're trying to escape. Over the course of the play, Peta has a series of fleeting and almost anonymous encounters with other lonely, lost souls. With each new encounter Peta flirts with what might have been... but can you ever really run away from yourself?
The premiere production was directed by Julie Anne Robinson and designed by Nathalie Gibbs. It was performed by Kay Lyon (as Peta), Joe Armstrong, Roger Evans, Petra Letang, Joanne Pearce and Colin Tierney.