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’