Seven Stages of an Affair

by  Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Short Play, Drama, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

This sophisticated, witty take on an extra-marital affair was joint runner-up in the National Drama Festival Association's George Taylor Memorial Award. Caroline is married to dependable Robert, has two children and runs an employment agency. When at…

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Seven Stages of an Affair

by  Lorraine Forrest-Turner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    40 minutes
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

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Seven Stages of an Affair is a witty take on an extra-marital affair. Caroline is married to dependable Robert, has two children and works in an employment agency. When Tony Brunetti comes in for an interview, she is immediately attracted by his flirtatious charm. So begins the slippery slide into an affair that becomes more passionate and dangerous as it progresses. Clandestine meetings in hotel rooms and deceit piled on deceit jeopardise both their marriages as they go through the seven stages of an affair before they do 'the decent thing' and call a halt - but not without regrets on both sides.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Seven Stages of an Affair takes place in the present in various settings - an office, a restaurant, a bar, a car park and a hotel room - but can be easily represent with a few props and suitable sound and lighting.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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1m, 1f

Caroline is a good wife, good mother, good employee and, much to her surprise, a good lover. However the pleasure she feels in her relationship with Tony isn't enough to counteract the pain she feels living a lie.

Tony prefers to do rather than think. Whether in the boardroom, bedroom or gym, maintaining the image he has created for himself is more important than facing the truth.

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Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Lorraine Forrest-Turner is an award-winning director and playwright, professional copywriter and communications skills trainer. She has written over 30 stage plays, two of which are published by Samuel French - Seven Stages of an Affair and To Have and to Hold. Recent produc ...

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Seven Stages of an Affair was first performed at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead on 17th April 2002.

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