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By Lucy Roslyn
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839040979, 80 pages, July 2022


When Daphne is diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency at the age of nineteen, her sister Christine steps in to help in the only way she knows how: by donating her eggs. For a while, the world seems corrected. But as the years go by – and Daphne sets out on the long road of IVF – the sisters' relationship begins to twist.

Pennyroyal is a heartrending new play by Lucy Roslyn about sisterhood and motherhood, enduring love, and regrets many years in the making. Inspired by Edith Wharton's 1922 novella The Old Maid, it was premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2022, directed by Josh Roche.


"Beautifully written... very funny, poignant and surprisingly moving... a wonderful new play."

- LondonTheatre1

"Tender and intimate... Roslyn's writing is assured, and her play is a bittersweet delight."

- Reviews Hub

"A small, but almost perfectly-formed, triumph... an astute study of the complexities of a sibling relationship... a very insightful piece of writing; the dialogue is natural, sharply humorous and engages the audience fully... beautiful, moving and thoughtful."

- Broadway World