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Love and Understanding

Joe Penhall

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 2m

Love and Understanding
by Joe Penhall

"This is one of the best plays I've seen, ever, at this powerhouse of new writing ... tough, eloquent, bruising." - Sunday Times

Live-in lovers Neal and Rachel are overworked doctors. They rarely see each other, and their relationship suffers for it. Enter Neal's old g…

Love and Understanding

by  Joe Penhall

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    1f, 2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Live-in lovers Neal and Rachel are overworked doctors. They rarely see each other, and their relationship suffers for it. Enter Neal's old good-for-nothing friend, Richie, for a surprise visit, straight from South America - or somewhere. He needs a place to stay and Neal is too weak to say no. Rachel doesn't want him either, but Richie manipulates her, creating a sexual tension between them. Richie immediately uses this charge to stir up trouble between the couple, insinuating that Neal is boring and that Rachel needs a good time with a black sheep like himself.

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Cautions
  • Drugs
  • Intense Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in all Major Cities, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Various simple settings

Casting

1f, 2m
Cast Attributes
Neal, twenties
Rachel, twenties
Richie, twenties

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