DOI: 10.5040/9781472539311.40000002
Scenes: 14. Roles: Male (2) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

High-flying real estate agent Kay Keane isn’t just earning a living for her family, she’s making a killing. Meanwhile, her husband and would-be novelist, Alan, is staked out at home, minding their children and earning ‘pin money’ by writing best man speeches. Juggling the modern-day demands of job and family is not easy, but this sparring pair seem to have arrived at a win-win situation. That is until Marta moves in. Hired to take care of their children so that Alan can finally write his novel, this sexy, straight-talking Bolivian nanny brings buried tensions to the fore. As Kay stingingly observes, soon the entire house is ‘smoking with lust for Nanny’.

Best Man is a devastatingly funny play about family wars and the wreckage caused when estranged parents compete for the spoils of property – and children . . .

Best Man premiered at The Everyman, Cork on 21 June 2013 and was performed at The Everyman from 21 to 29 June 2013 as part of Cork Midsummer Festival before transferring to Project Arts Centre, Dublin from 16 to 27 July 2013.

From Best Man


Bloomsbury Publishing

Carmel Winters

ISBN: 9781472539281

Series: Modern Plays

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