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When You Cure Me
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'


'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
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:

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

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