'You're having some kind of crisis - It's called being 50. You must be having it too.'
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed.
A frank and funny family drama.
'Jump to it, this one will be a hit. The Royal Court - on a roll with Jerusalem now enjoying a second run in the West End - has another hit on its hands'- Daily Telegraph
'Screamingly funny and moving middle-class family drama. Hits a thousand nerves and makes the audience giggle, gasp and groan in painful recognition. It must transfer to the West End.' - The Mail on Sunday
'Entertaining and perceptive comedy about modern living. Tamsin Greig is outstanding in this wittily and sympathetically drawn part. A compassionate, very funny and finally moving play about modern living' - Financial Times
April De Angelis' work at the Royal Court includes Catch and Wild East. Her credits elsewhere include A Gloriously Mucky Business (Lyric Hammersmith); Calais (Paines Plough/Oran Mor); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint Theatre Company, National Theatre); The Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, The Other Place) and The Positive Hour (Out of Joint Theatre/National Tour).
Nina Raine directs. Both a writer and a director, her last play at the Royal Court, Tribes was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Play and an Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. She also directed Alia Bano's Shades at the Royal Court in 2009, which went on to win Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards. Her other credits include Tiger Country (Hampstead Theatre), which she both wrote and directed, and her debut play Rabbit (Old Red Lion, Trafalgar Studios, 59E59 New York) which won the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright.
Tamsin Greig returns to the role for which she won universal critical acclaim. Her other recent theatre credits include The Little Dog Laughed, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award, and The God of Carnage (both West End), and Gethsemane (National Theatre). She played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC for which she won Olivier and Critics’ Circle Awards. Her TV credits include Episodes, White Heat, Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Green Wing, The Diary of Anne Frank, Love Soup and the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She received a BIFA nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Tamara Drewe.