DOI: 10.5040/9781408169445.00000053
Acts: 2. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (3) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Out in the Open is a funny and honest exploration of love and the limits of friendship set over a long, hazily hot summer weekend in London.

It is six months after the death of Frankie, Tony’s partner, and Tony has brought home a younger man called Iggy from the pub. Tony is far from over Frankie’s death, but Iggy is really quite handsome and Tony wonders if it might be time to start moving on. But Frankie’s memory is being kept determinedly alive by his exuberantly eccentric mother Mary, who is always popping round with watermelons or flans for Tony. And there’s a secret that Tony’s best friends, the unemployed actress Monica and his lodger Kevin, should have told him a long time ago.

Out in the Open is a warm and emotional comedy looking at the different ways people deal with loss and betrayal. It premiered in 2001 at the Hampstead Theatre, London.

From Harvey Plays: 2


Bloomsbury Publishing

Jonathan Harvey

ISBN: 9780413771988

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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