Parents' Evening

by  Bathsheba Doran

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

A painfully witty, perceptive exploration of the landlines of parenting in modern marriage.

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Parents' Evening

by  Bathsheba Doran

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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It’s dusk. Mother and father are in their bedroom, dressing in preparation for Parents’ Evening at their only daughter’s primary school. During this rare opportunity to check in, the couple embarks on a volatile, passionate and surprising confrontation that challenges every one of their life choices. The play is a painfully witty, perceptive exploration of the landlines of parenting in modern marriage.

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“A compelling and absorbing new dramedy!” - TheatreMania, Read More

“Sharp writing and a surprising amount of humor!” - Backstage, Read More 

“Doran’s script shows insightful nuance!" -, Read More 

“The strength of Parents’ Evening is in the dialogue, specifically the insights that Doran reveals about the highs and lows, connections and alienations, of a couple with a child.” - Theatre is Easy, Read More 


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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional 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: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A bed.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


1m, 1f
MOTHER - 30s/40s
FATHER - 30s/40s
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  • Not Applicable


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Bathsheba Doran

Bathsheba Doran’s play THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX received its world premiere at Lincoln Center this spring under the direction of Sam Gold, starring Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. Her critically acclaimed play KIN received its world premiere in spring 2011 at Playwrights Horizons, directed by Sam Gold. Her play PARENT ...

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Parents' Evening premiered at The Flea Theatre in New York City in April of 2010 under the direction of Jim Simpson.

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