When You Cure Me

Cast: 3f 2m

Staging: Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599018Publication Date:
31 Oct 2005
Size: 198mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012421Publication Date:
21 Aug 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2005

When You Cure Me

By Jack Thorne

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A painful – and painfully funny – play about being very young and in love – and coping with serious illness at the same time.

Rachel and Peter are seventeen. They have been going out for six months. It's love's young dream. Then Rachel gets ill – seriously ill. She doesn't want her mum to fuss; she doesn't want Alice to pretend she's her best friend; and she certainly doesn't want Alice's boyfriend telling bad jokes at her bedside. The only person she wants is Peter, but Peter doesn't know what it is that he wants.

Jack Thorne's play When You Cure Me is a bittersweet and poignant tale of love and misunderstanding – and discovering that what you say and do can be very different from what you think and feel.

When You Cure Me was first staged at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2005.

The play is also available in the collection Jack Thorne Plays: One, and is featured in Mike Bradwell's Inventing the Truth: Devising and Directing for the Theatre.

Press Quotes

'In one of the year's finest pieces of new writing, Jack Thorne paints a compassionate, gripping portrait of a fledgling relationship that is asked to bear more than many well-established marriages... a superlative evening'

Evening Standard

'Painstakingly honest... acutely observant of the petty rivalries and jealousies that sickness provokes'

Guardian

'There's a merciless precision to Jack Thorne's new play, so that it almost hurts to watch it... a brave piece of writing that, with its damaged and angry heroine, unflinchingly shows us not a vision of saintly suffering, but a far more engagingly human struggle for survival'

The Times

Cast: 3f 2m

Staging:Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781854599018Publication Date:
31 Oct 2005
Size: 198mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780012421Publication Date:
21 Aug 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

Jack Thorne Plays: Two
the end of history...
Woyzeck
After Life
A Christmas Carol
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Let the Right One In
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Fanny and Faggot
Hope
Mydidae
Junkyard
CripTales: Six Monologues
Bunny
2nd May 1997
The Motive and the Cue
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
Red Car, Blue Car
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Whiff Whaff
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Boo
Stacy
Hamish

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