comic drama in six scenes
story of time, a bed and three people is told in six scenes
which mix the tale's chronology. As we witness the growth and
changes in the characters and the pressure that history imposes
on them, we discover that nothing is quite as straightforward
as it seems. And as the house is stripped for sale, so the characters
are stripped for us to view their life behind the facade.
chooses Luke for first sex when she is sixteen. Later she has
an affair with her History teacher, Bart. But keeps on with
Luke through their years at school and university and in their
first jobs. She meets both men in the guest bed room of her
unmarried aunt's house when her aunt is away on her monthly
trips to London.
Clara is twenty-six her aunt dies, leaving everything to her
niece. Family secrets come to light as the house is vacated,
ready for sale. As a result Clara makes plans for her and Bart.
But Luke has quite different plans in mind for himself and Clara.
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