DOI: 10.5040/9781472595836.40000006
Acts: 2. Scenes: 4. Roles: Male (1) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Cath and Phil walked down the street, saw a ‘To Let’ board, and rented the top floor of Pat’s house, the studio that used to be the boys’ room, where she put Eric when he had his cough, in that chair just there behind the curtain.

Up alone in their little attic, their relationship is put to the test. Which side of the flat is Cath’s? Does Phil own the alcove? Will they ever throw out Theodore, the abandoned toy dog?

First produced at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 1993, Here is a funny, accurate look at a young couple struggling to make joint decisions as they feel their individuality slipping away. The dialogue rings true, as Cath and Phil’s playful teasing escalates to reveal the insecurities at the heart of modern relationships. It was adapted as a BBC radio production in 2007, and was revived on stage at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, in April 2012.

From Frayn Plays: 3


Bloomsbury Publishing

Michael Frayn

ISBN: 9780413752307

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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