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Out of Love

Out of Love

By Elinor Cook
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848426856, 112 pages, July 2017


A tale of friendship, love and rivalry over thirty years from award-winning playwright Elinor Cook.

Lorna and Grace do everything together. They share crisps, cigarettes and crushes. That's what happens when you're best friends forever.

But when Lorna gets a place at university, and Grace gets pregnant, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds. Can anything bridge the gap between them?


"Wickedly vibrant, a gloriously ribald sum of its intimately explored private parts, Out of Love combines shamelessly kitsch and tell kitchen-sink comedy with heart pumping pathos."

- The Reviews Hub

"A fiery, tender story of female friendship... Elinor Cook's sharp new play about the intensities of bonds forged in childhood is neatly constructed... It's also very good about sex, but not in a giggly, coy way... This may look like a small play, but it is big in scope. It confirms Cook's willingness to write about women's lives with unruly honesty."

- Guardian

"A stinging portrait of intense, mutually dependent female friendship in all its messy, maddening, loving glory."

- WhatsOnStage

"An emotional rollercoaster, at times very funny, sometimes devastatingly moving... a beautiful, poignant play about female friendship and the ties that run deep."

- British Theatre Guide