By Jack Thorne

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ISBN: 9781848423152
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 6th December 2012
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Drywrite at Soho Theatre, London, 2012

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One bathroom. Two people. One day. A relationship witnessed in minute, devastating detail.

A story of intimacy, fragility and the darker side of love, Jack Thorne's Mydidae exposes the private and disturbing moments a couple share, and explores what becomes of a relationship when it is held together not only by love, but by fear, guilt and despair.

Mydidae is also available in the collection Jack Thorne Plays: One.

'Like a punch in the gut... what makes all of this not only bearable but completely transfixing is the unmistakeable honesty of the writing.'


'A two-hander full of unexpected menace that probes and chips at its characters, peeling back layers of skin... a potent piece of writing.'

- Exeunt Magazine

'Thorne has an uncanny ear for naturalistic dialogue... cannily ratchets up the tension.'

- Time Out

'Moves with a disarming stealth to a show-down that forces [the characters] to strip one another naked emotionally to the point of flaying.'

- Independent

'A particularly deep and thought-provoking look at contemporary lives.'

- British Theatre Guide

Jack Thorne is an award-winning writer for radio, television, film and theatre. His plays include Fanny and Faggot (Finborough Theatre), Stacy (Arcola Theatre), 2nd May 1997 ​(Bush Theatre), Bunny (Underbelly, Fringe First Award 2010) and a version of Duerrenmatt’s The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse).

His work for television includes cultural phenomenon Skins, and the BAFTA-winning series This is England ’88 and The Fades. On winning the Best British Newcomer Award at the London BFI Film Festival 2009 for The Scouting Book for Boys, he was acclaimed by the jury as ‘a poetic writer with end-of-the-world imagination and a real gift for storytelling.’

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