by Vicky Jones
directed by Keith Swainston
Winner of the Verity Bargate Award, Vicky Jones’s play is a bleakly comic depiction of a couple trapped in a destructive cycle of love and lust, exploring taboos surrounding gender roles and sexual violence.
The action is set over the course of a single night in a lounge belonging to Jo and her older, long-term partner Harry, Jo’s former college teacher.
Throughout their ensuing, bickering conversations, it becomes clear that the two of them are locked in a relationship based on desire, dependency and dirty games.
Into this unstable mix walks Kerry, a colleague of Harry’s, who thinks she might have been raped by her partner. But perhaps there is more to Kerry’s visit than we are initially led to believe …