Happy Now?


ISBN: 9781854595607
Author: By Lucinda Coxon
Publication Date: 17/01/2008
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 112pp.
Availability: Available


A painfully truthful, darkly comic take on contemporary life and how to survive it.

A chance encounter at a conference hotel plays upon Kitty’s mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job. Her husband seems more interested in misplaced apostrophes than his marriage, her parents are looking down the barrel of oblivion and, although she might toy with joining a gym, Kitty’s running out of time for big changes.

Lucinda Coxon’s play Happy Now? was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2008.

‘The best new play to have arrived on a British stage for at least a year… unsparing observation, baleful humour and underlying compassion… a richly rewarding gem of a play’

‘Wonderfully funny and painfully accurate… hits nail after nail on the head’

‘Everything about the play rings with a horrible truth, and the writing is consistently funny and flecked with pain’

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