Love and Understanding

by  Joe Penhall

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

"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…

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Love and Understanding

by  Joe Penhall

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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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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Reviews

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

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  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

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


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Production

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Various simple settings

Casting

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