Lovely to see Isley Lynn, whose Skin a Cat and work on Rhum and Clay's The War of the Worlds has attracted fans, getting the main house at the Orange Tree in a co-production with the excellent Damsel, led by director Hannah Hauer-King, whose work I have always liked. It’s got a great cast too, including Jessica Clark, who was just the bee’s knees in Sap. It sounds really intriguing too, as it tells the story of Annie and Bel, who are just about to get married. But then Annie’s old friend, Flo, turns up and causes havoc. Lynn’s play, which puts six queer female characters on stage, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwrighting, which is no mean feat, and was praised for its tender lyricism.
You need to meet the other special people. There are so many of us. You’ll fall in love every day. Annie is happy at last – she’s engaged to Bel, the love of her life, and counting down the days to their wedding. But then old friend, free spirit, and troublemaker Flo turns up unexpectedly, and announces she’ll be staying with them until the big day. Their surprise reunion turns into a complicated love triangle with dangerous consequences that threaten to destroy Annie’s Happily Ever After... Featuring a live vocal score, the world premiere of this thrilling romantic drama is a gripping story spanning decades of love, sacrifice and betrayal. Shortlisted for The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020.