“An intriguing tale... maintains high drama throughout” —British Theatre Guide
“Fascinating, intricate and tricky... keeps the audience on their toes... it reverberates quietly long after it’s over.” —Guardian
A man turns up at Lucy’s door claiming to be the brother she hasn’t seen in ten years. But why has he come? Is it really him? And what happens when there’s another knock at the door? The Human Ear confronts the messy inner workings of sibling love with its petty resentments, casual cruelty, profound betrayals and implicit understanding.
Alexandra Wood's plays include Merit (Theatre Royal Plymouth); The Initiate (Paines Plough); an adaptation of Jung Chang's Wild Swans (ART/Young Vic); The Empty Quarter (Hampstead Theatre); The Centre (Islington Community Theatre); Decade (co-writer, Headlong); Unbroken (Gate); The Lion's Mouth (Royal Court Rough Cuts); The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court) and the radio play Twelve Years (BBC Radio 4). She is a winner of the George Devine Award and was the Big Room Playwright-in-residence at Paines Plough in 2013.