debbie tucker green's play a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (– noun) portrays a series of couples in their attempts to communicate. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, on 28 February 2017.
The play is structured in three parts. In Part One, a woman (A) and a man (B), both of them black, pick over the intimate details of their marriage. In Part Two, a woman (black or Asian) angrily confronts her black partner, simply identified as Man. In Part Three, the male character from the previous section reappears, some years older, now besotted with a young woman who is the daughter of the pair from the first section.
The premiere production was directed by debbie tucker green and designed by Merle Hensel. It was performed by Gary Beadle, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Lashana Lynch, Shvorne Marks and Meera Syal.