“Packed with black humour and wrenching emotion... [an] ingenious modern classic.” — Telegraph
“Hard, brilliant and painful... adult in the only true sense of the word.” — Sunday Telegraph
A provocative comedy about sex, love and infidelity.
Comfortably married for 25 years, Eleanor’s world is turned upside down when her husband begins an affair with their young friend Kate. As the lies mount up, the marriage is stripped bare, revealing illicit desires and hidden passions.
A potent mix of desire, intimacy and deception, this new edition of a modern classic and winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play is published alongside its much-anticipated return to the West End.
Peter Nichols is a British playwright, whose best-known work includes A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Privates on Parade and Passion Play. Collectively his plays have won four Evening Standard Awards, a Society of West End Theatres Award for Best Comedy and two Ivor Novello Best Musical Awards. He has also written for television, film and radio.