Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough
- Best New Play - Offies (Off West End Awards) - 2022
Alex and Rupert aren't a conventional match, but a caffeinated meeting on the Underground ignites a spark. Skip forward to them fighting over baby names, nursery colours and ways to save money. All the signs of a normal family in waiting.
Then Alex goes into labour, their baby is born still – and their world implodes. What follows is a window into how a couple find the strength to move forward, the will to stay together, and the determination to keep alive the memory of their child.
Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough takes us to the depths of grief to find hope, and to the edge of insanity to find reason. There is humour, too, in the most unexpected places.
Cordelia O'Neill's play was first presented by Small Things Theatre at Southwark Playhouse, London, in September 2021, and won the Best New Play award at the 2022 Offies (Off West End Awards).
'Cordelia O'Neill's superb two-hander... an intense evening, yet one laced with defiant humour... O'Neill has given us something raw and authentic'The Times
'Keeps us laughing every step of the way, until suddenly the unthinkable happens'Guardian
'[An] extraordinary play... Within the space of 80 punchy, engrossing minutes, it transforms from rom-com into something profoundly affecting: a gut-wrenching examination of the aftershock of a still-born baby on a new couple... a major new play... theatrically spellbinding yet achingly humane... Approach with caution, but go. Just go'Whatsonstage
'Raw and heartbreaking'The Stage
'Fizzes with delightful moments... captures a sense of grief, loss and acceptance that lingers long after the house lights come up'Reviews Hub