Parlour Song
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848420267Publication Date:
19 Mar 2009
Size: 198mm x 128mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780012766Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
New York 2008; Almeida Theatre, London, 2009

Parlour Song

By Jez Butterworth

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A blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy suburbia.

Demolition expert Ned lives in a nice new house on a nice new estate on the edge of the English countryside. He loves his job. Barbecues. Car-boot sales. Fitness programmes. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable. Not unlike his friend and neighbour Dale.

So why has he not slept a wink in six months? Why is he so terrified of his attractive wife Joy? And why is it every time he leaves on business, something else goes missing from his home?

Jez Butterworth's play Parlour Song was first performed at the Atlantic Theater, New York, in Febraury 2008, before receiving its European premiere at the Almeida Theatre, London, in March 2009.

Parlour Song is also available in the collection Jez Butterworth Plays: One.

'It's a nice area. Young couples. Families. You've not got to drive far to see a cow.'

Press Quotes

'Blissfully funny... combines the comic, the erotic and the downright disconcerting with superb panache'


'Exactly captures the mundane madness beneath the bland routine of affluence'


'Wickedly funny'

Financial Times
Paperback,64 pages ISBN: 9781848420267Publication Date:
19 Mar 2009
Size: 198mm x 128mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781780012766Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Jez Butterworth:

The Hills of California
The Clear Road Ahead
Jez Butterworth Plays: One
Jez Butterworth Plays: Two
The Winterling
The River
The Ferryman
The Naked Eye
The Night Heron

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