The One

By Vicky Jones

The One

Winner: Verity Bargate Award - 2013

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ISBN: 9781848423817
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 20th February 2014
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Soho Theatre, London, 2014

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A viciously funny play about a couple trapped in a destructive cycle of love and lust. Winner of the 2013 Verity Bargate Award.

Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of a relationship based on desire, dependency and dirty games.

The One premiered at the Soho Theatre, London in February 2014.

'achingly funny... witty, brave and galling writing... a harshly realistic, intelligent discussion of the complexities of love'

- Time Out

'the real thing: sexy, savage and as lively as a cat on a hot tin roof... this is new writing as it should be'

- The Stage

''truly astounding… frank, edgy dialogue and biting wit… hypnotic to watch'

- Telegraph

'incredibly, lawlessly funny… deeply and seriously engaged with femininity and feminism in the contemporary world… in its willingness to say the unsayable it brings theatre one step closer to life…. makes an awful lot of other plays look pallid, mealy-mouthed and, frankly, just a bit boring'

- Exeunt Magazine

'a finely wrought study of toxic relationships… spiky and unsettling'

- Evening Standard

'searingly accurate… fierce, funny and well-observed… a short, sharp glimpse into the addictive grip of toxic relationships'

- Metro

'punchy, shocking… it's the bravery in Jones' writing [that] makes this piece so exciting'

- Huffington Post

Vicky Jones is a director and writer. As a director, her credits include Mydidae (Soho Theatre, then Trafalgar Studios) and Fleabag (Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, then Soho Theatre). Her first play The One won the Verity Bargate Award. She is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of new-writing company DryWrite.

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