Out Of Love
BY ELINOR COOK
27 January 2018 — 3 March 2018
Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
★★★★★ "One of the purest and most honest depictions of lifelong friends to ever grace the stage." Broadway Baby
★★★★ “A fiery, tender story of female friendship.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★ "a tender, well-crafted piece of writing, particularly refreshing in the way it talks about the pleasures of sex" The Stage
★★★★ "Elinor Cook’s new play is a frank and convincing portrait of lifelong friendship" Evening Standard
★★★★ "The drama skips around in time, like memory itself, and revolves deftly around questions of class, opportunity and sexuality" The Sunday Times
★★★★ “a sweet, sad, superb piece of theatre that breaks your heart and puts it back together again.” The Upcoming
Lorna and Grace do everything together. They share crisps, cigarettes and crushes. That’s what happens when you’re best friends forever.
But when Lorna gets a place at University, and Grace gets pregnant, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds. Can anything bridge the gap between them?
A tale of friendship, love and rivalry over thirty years from award-winning playwright Elinor Cook, winner of the George Devine Award 2013 for Most Promising Playwright.
Her plays include a new version of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea (Donmar Warehouse), Pilgrims (HighTide/The Yard), Image of An Unknown Woman (Gate Theatre); The Girls Guide to Saving the World (HighTide); The Boy Preference (National Theatre Connections), and This Is Where We Got to When You Came In (Bush Theatre). She adapted Mac Barnett’s Extra Yarn for the Orange Tree in 2016.
“Intelligent and savagely funny” The Times on Elinor Cook
Running time approx 70 minutes
PLEASE NOTE: contains low levels of haze and flashing lights
A Paines Plough, Orange Tree Theatre & Theatr Clwyd co-production
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