Love and Understanding by Joe Penhall
Directed by Michael Beigel
This production is part of a double-bill with Lady Macbeth.
Neal and Rachel are both overworked at their busy London hospitals, putting their relationship under considerable strain.
Neal is permanently uptight and Rachel is trying to hide her wanderlust. So when Neal’s charismatic, manipulative, alcoholic best friend Richie turns up out of the blue, it’s not surprising that the cracks begin to deepen…
Neal, Rachel and Richie will never be the same again.
“(a) tough, eloquent, bruising play”
John Peter,Sunday Times
Love and Understanding was premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1997. Joe Penhall is a successful theatre and screen writer/director, most well known for his play Blue/Orange, for which he won won the Laurence Olivier Award, The Evening Standard Award and the Critics’ Circle Award.