DOI: 10.5040/9781472515131.00000003
Scenes: 5. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

London is sinking, there's constant rain, and everyone is trying to escape. Gordon, an American writer, finds himself holed up in the attic room of a half-way house, awaiting forged papers and safe passage back to the States. He becomes trapped with Stella, a mysterious and seductive woman, and a teenage girl called Iris who, between them, take Gordon on an emotional journey through his past and into the present, forcing him to face the painful truth as to why he is there.

David K. O'Hara's The Upstairs Room is a modern take on Sartre's play Huis Clos in which a man and two women find themselves confined together in a drawing room for eternity.

An apocalyptic love story, The Upstairs Room is a compelling play that received its world premiere, in a production by Giddy Notion, at the Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford, 2011, before its revival at the Kings Head Theatre, London, in 2012.

From The Upstairs Room


Bloomsbury Publishing

David K. O'Hara

ISBN: 9781472515100

Series: Modern Plays

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