There aren’t many lines being read in London right now that sum up the public consciousness quite succinctly as when Diana Hesketh sarcastically quips to her career politician husband about the “insatiable desire of the people to get f*cked by an old Etonian”. That sums up the essence of Simon Woods debut play: Tory cabinet minister returns home to lock horns with left-wing, former-mistress wife. Diana, played by Lindsay Duncan, trades blows with Alex Jenning’s Robin... Read more
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.