DOI: 10.5040/9781784602833.00000002
Scenes: 15. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Luke Norris's Goodbye to All That is a play about the possibilities of love and the fateful consequences of a 69-year-old man's decision to leave his wife for his lover. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs on 23 February 2012.

The play's action is set in various locations in Essex. When 18-year-old David discovers that his 69-year-old grandad, Frank, is having an affair, he threatens to expose the whole thing. Compelled to act, Frank reveals to Iris, his wife of 45 years, that he plans to leave her for the widowed Rita. But when Frank has a stroke that puts him in intensive care, the two women are left to battle over his sadly disabled body.

The Royal Court premiere was directed by Simon Godwin and designed by Tom Piper, with Alexander Cobb as David, Roger Sloman as Frank, Linda Marlowe as Rita and Susan Brown as Iris.

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Nick Hern Books

Luke Norris

ISBN: 9781848422599

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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