Never Have I Ever
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781839042362Publication Date:
7 Sep 2023
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 104 pages ISBN: 9781788506830Publication Date:
7 Sep 2023
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2023

Never Have I Ever

By Deborah Frances-White

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Jacq and Kas's boutique restaurant has gone bust, and telling their oldest friends Adaego and her rich husband Tobin that his investment is toast is only the start of the evening.

Cash, class, identity and infidelity are all on the menu. As the last of the expensive wine flows, a dangerous drinking game reveals long-hidden truths and provokes an unspeakable dare.

Never Have I Ever is an explosive, savagely funny play which brilliantly skewers the contradictions of contemporary society, and the shifting sands of power and sexual politics. It premiered at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2023, directed by Emma Butler and starring Alex Roach, Amit Shah, Greg Wise and Susan Wokoma.

Deborah Frances-White is a comedian, screenwriter and host of the global hit podcast The Guilty Feminist. This is her first play.

'[Deborah Frances-White's] mixture of wit, fallibility and inclusivity is immensely appealing' Sunday Times on The Guilty Feminist

'Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius' Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Press Quotes

'Frances-White has scored a bullseye... a rollicking new comedy that turns into a blistering interrogation of friendship, relationships, wealth and identity politics... savagely funny... The humour zings from the start... Deliciously scabrous lines abound... a West End transfer should surely beckon'


'Sharply funny... a gagfest'


'A broad comedy for our fractious times... a blessedly rare example of a play that doesn't simply regurgitate conventional wisdoms about race, gender and class. Frances-White dares to think forbidden thoughts... A drama that will send you out into the night, arguing and laughing'

The Times

'Entertaining fare with some zinging lines... eminently watchable... Frances-White's fans will lap this up'


'A salty, volatile cross between Indecent Proposal and a satanic edition of Come Dine with Me. The cast beautifully judge those moments when the joke curdles and teeth are bared. Exhilarating fun'

Sunday Times

'Screamingly funny'

British Theatre Guide
Paperback,104 pages ISBN: 9781839042362Publication Date:
7 Sep 2023
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,104 pages ISBN: 9781788506830Publication Date:
7 Sep 2023
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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