30 May 2023

Shape of Things: Bridgerton star on why play about coercive control resonates more than ever

News Correspondent

Over 20 years since its first performance and film adaptation, The Shape of Things – Neil LaBute’s play about a bookish student transforming himself to please his stylish girlfriend – is returning to the London stage. Bridgerton’s Luke Newton stars alongside Peaky Blinders actress Amber Anderson – one of the many who provided evidence against Harvey Weinstein.

Symeon Brown went to talk to them about why the play – which explores beauty standards and coercive control – resonates now more than ever.