Kill Thy Neighbour

Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2w, 3m

Kill Thy Neighbour is Lucie Lovatt’s dark comedy about love, marriage and feeling trapped in your own life.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 3m
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)



Welcome to the village with views to die for…

Caryl and Meirion have lived in their postcard-perfect village for years – raising a family, repeatedly decorating, whilst watching their community slowly disappear. Now Caryl wants to escape, but Meirion defiantly wants to stay. Is it loyalty? Belonging? Or a dark secret that will keep them here forever? Kill Thy Neighbour is Lucie Lovatt’s dark comedy about love, marriage and feeling trapped in your own life.

Kill Thy Neighbour was first produced by Theatr Clwyd and the Torch Theatre, and premiered at Theatr Clwyd on 2 April 2024.
GARETH – late-twenties, estate agent from Pontypridd now based in west Wales.
CARYL – fifties, from west Wales. She, and her husband Meirion, are the only permanent residents of their village.
MAX – mid-thirties, from Bristol, mixed-heritage British/Zambian. He, and his wife Jenny, have just bought the house next door to Caryl and Meirion.
MEIRION – fifties, from west Wales. Caryl’s husband.
SEREN – early-thirties, from west Wales now living in Cardiff. Caryl and Meirion’s only child.
  • Setting The near future in a house in Porth Y Graith, a fictional Pembrokeshire coastal village.
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)


“A masterpiece.” — Cheshire Live

“Lucie Lovatt’s elaborate comedy exploring the housing crisis in rural Wales is provocative and conceptually ambitious yet still pleasingly entertaining.” — The Guardian

“Compelling dark comedy.” — The Reviews Hub

“Sincere satire.” — The Stage

“Lovatt’s strength as a writer is that she never loses sight of the mess of humanity, so while the plot sometimes teeters on predictability the script is absorbing throughout.” — The Times

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Lucie Lovatt

Lucie Lovatt has recently reignited her writing ambitions and, following her short Maternity Leave playing as part of Theatr Clwyd’s Truth/Dare, Kill Thy Neighbour is her first full-length play.

Lucie has worked in West End theatre for many years as a creative producer, ...

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