Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781350334410Publication Date:
11 May 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2022


By David Eldridge


Why do people ever see things through?
Why do they ever stay?
It's so hard.

Every relationship reaches a crossroad some time.

As dawn breaks, Maggie is heating some milk and Gary wonders what she's doing out of bed. Maybe it's time for an honest conversation – but how much honesty can this marriage take?

David Eldridge's raw, touching and funny portrait of a 21st-century marriage was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2022. It is the second of three plays exploring love and relationships, following Beginning.

This edition of the play is published by Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Press Quotes

'A true and tender representation of a marriage... Eldridge is incredibly good at dramatising a culturally specific world'


'A painfully sharp drama about middle-aged, middle-class marriage... gripping, painfully funny, and deeply sad'

Time Out
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback,88 pages ISBN: 9781350334410Publication Date:
11 May 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm

Also by David Eldridge:

The Knot of the Heart
Under the Blue Sky

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