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  • PQA Venues @Riddle's Court - Q2
  • 22:30
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Inevitable Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Annie comes back earlier than anticipated. There's nothing unusual in the house, except for the glass... There is lipstick on the glass, and Alfred does not wear that kinda stuff. Annie has rehearsed this encounter many times. She knew it would happen, monogamy is so rare in the wild... Plates get broken, bags get packed, the usual – but there is nothing normal about the ways in which they inflict pain to each other. What now? Get a divorce? But who would they torment and manipulate, if not each other? Perhaps this is what they looked for all along.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Reception - Lift - Theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Craig T 93 days ago

A very well written piece with lovely performances from the two actors. I particularly enjoyed the way in which they engaged with the audience which made you feel part of the couple's story. And Edi in his underwear is definitely a highlight of the Fringe!

ashley dredge 94 days ago

I left my husband with the children to go and watch this one and was not disappointed. Beautifully written and performed by Sophia Mertens, the play is honest and had my attention from start to finish. A must see this year!

Andy 95 days ago

Superbly acted examination of "some one else's" failing relationship...but with recognizable threads of everyone's own relationships. The intimacy of the venue, with the actor's direct questions to the audience makes you complicit and "uncomfortable" as the story un-folds.

Nancy Kubasek 99 days ago

The trials and temptations of monogamy are on incisive display in this well-written dazzler. The actors are believable combatants who hurt with all the ferocity they bring to their love for each other.

They compel audiences to consider our compulsion to pair off together with the eventual costs of doing so. AN important play!

Valentin von Amsberg 106 days ago

A brilliant show. If your are married or in a serious relationship I would recommend to come and watch. It is a hard-hitting and realistic examination of what commitment truly means.
As an audience member it reminds you of the costs you can end up paying to stay in a long-term relationship.
A nice way to spend the evening if you're looking for something well written and close to home. I left with a smile on my face and I dare you not to.

Kinga 107 days ago

Intense. You get to experience someone else's relationship, be right there in the moment with them. Very emotionally touching, sometimes hits too close to home... But that's because the acting *that* good. It's a very good play and amazing, immersive acting.

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To Do List (4/5 stars) 102 days ago

A new perspective on the challenges facing modern relationships, Sophia Mertins’s new play is as dark as it is revelatory.Proof that late-night at the Fringe isn’t just about comedy showcases and crazy cabaret (both of which we love of course!), this new two-hander from talented writer and performer Sophia Mertin’s...

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

“Annie comes back earlier than anticipated. There’s nothing unusual in the house, except for the glass… There is lipstick on the glass.”Flush with guilt, Alfred’s instincts kick in. “It’s not what you think.”Annie is frighteningly calm. “I thought if it ever happened, when it happened, I would react like this.”He:...

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