Under the Blue Sky
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9780413758606Publication Date:
14 Sep 2000
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2000; Duke of York's, West End, 2008

Under the Blue Sky

By David Eldridge

Paperback £11.99

A triptych of love stories in a play about unrequited affection, obsession, sex, and the possibility of being happy.

In three subtly-linked acts, three pairs of teachers discuss love and lust with boldness and honesty.

Nick and Helen have been friends for three years since they slept together once, but they've got very different feelings about Nick taking a new job at a public school. In the next act, a drunken Michelle is very determined to sleep with her faithful confidant, the virginal history teacher Graham, but the recital of her various liaisons leads to a sinister reversal of the seduction. Finally, two older teachers, Robert and Anne, who have spent the school holidays together for many years, look up at the sky and begin to hope they could be happy.

David Eldridge's play Under the Blue Sky premiered in 2000 at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London.

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

Press Quotes

'Delicately explores male/female friendships and masculinity in an age in which men no longer expect to be soldiers'

Time Out

'Superb... a dramatically provocative, sexually hot and ultimately heart-warming summer treat.'

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback,112 pages ISBN: 9780413758606Publication Date:
14 Sep 2000
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99

Also by David Eldridge:

The Knot of the Heart

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