The play follows two girls, Grace and Lorna, who grew up as neighbours in the
same northern town and were inseparable as children. Their lives begin to drift
apart when Lorna gets offered a place at university, whilst Grace gets pregnant
and, consequently, is stuck in her home town.
friendship between the smart, loud and bossy Grace, and the calmer and more
sensible Lorna acts as a focal point within the time-hopping,
non-chronological structure of the play. Cook examines how their friendship adapts
and alters over time in her sharply scripted drama.
between friends are frequently pushed to one side in theatre, in favour of a
focus on romantic relationships. The sparseness of the staging and production
here enable female friendship to take centre stage, with almost no props, and Hasan
Dixon playing all of the men in the two girls’ lives.
Cook won the
George Devine Award in 2013 for Most Promising Playwright, and the multitude of of 4 and
5-star reviews from Out of Love’s Edinburgh premiere are a reflection of her
talents, as well as the skill of actresses Katie Elin-Salt and Sally Mesham.
|What||Out of Love, Orange Tree Theatre|
|Where||Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street , Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Richmond (underground)|
27 Jan 18 – 03 Mar 18, Performances not every day, and times vary. Check official website for more details.
|Price||£10 - £22.50|
|Website||Click here for tickets and more information|