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The Lodger
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781839040382Publication Date:
16 Sep 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 104 pages ISBN: 9781788504829Publication Date:
16 Sep 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Coronet Theatre, London, 2021

The Lodger

By Robert Holman

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Sisters Dolly and Esther grow up in ultra-conservative Harrogate in the 1960s. Fifty years later, following the death of their mother, Dolly comes to stay with Esther – now a successful novelist and living in Little Venice with her younger, inscrutable lodger, Jude.

The three go to Norway to meet the rock-star grandfather Jude has only ever heard about. Instead, he meets Anila who changes his world. To make a new future, these four people will have to be honest, heal old wounds – and two sisters learn to laugh together again.

The Lodger by Robert Holman is an enlightening, cathartic and acerbic play about identity, maturity and reconciliation. It premiered at The Coronet Theatre, London, in September 2021.

'I can't undo what's been said. My world changed this morning. I hope for the better, but we'll see in the future.'

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'Great riches... A story of sisters and midlife reckonings, [Robert Holman's play] puts two older women centre stage and comes with a seismic sibling betrayal... stuffed full of wise statements about life, love and death'


'Robert Holman [is] the most instinctive and humane of British playwrights'

Evening Standard
Paperback,104 pages ISBN: 9781839040382Publication Date:
16 Sep 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,104 pages ISBN: 9781788504829Publication Date:
16 Sep 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Robert Holman:

Bad Weather
Holes in the Skin
The Overgrown Path
Robert Holman Plays: One
Other Worlds
A Breakfast of Eels
German Skerries
Making Noise Quietly (short play)
Being Friends
Jonah and Otto
The Natural Cause
Making Noise Quietly: three short plays

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