Theatre In The Square
'Under the Blue Sky'
by David Elderidge
by arrangement with Nick Hern Books
Directed by Colin Joseph
22 April 2021 at 8pm
An on-line performance
Mary Crabtree - Helen
Mathew Pert - Nick
Amanda Nash - Michelle
Guy Muneesamy - Graham
Liz Kogan - Anne
Colin Gregory * - Robert
(*First time performer with Theatre in the Square)
Under the Blue Sky is a triptych of subtly linked love stories in a play about unrequited affection, obsession, sex, and the possibility, or otherwise, of being happy. In the play, three pairs of teachers discuss love and lust with boldness and honesty.
Nick and Helen have been friends for three years since they slept together once, but they've got very different feelings about Nick taking a new job at a public school.
A drunken Michelle is very determined to sleep with her faithful confidant, the virginal history teacher Graham, but the recital of her various liaisons leads to a sinister reversal of the seduction.
Finally, two older teachers, Robert and Anne, who have spent the school holidays together for many years, look up at the sky and begin to hope they could be happy.
David Eldridge's play Under the Blue Sky premiered in 2000 at the Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London.
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Last updated: 6 May 2021