A tender and funny tale about our secret selves, No Romance is a play about our search for connection in a fractured world. It received the Stewart Parker Trust Award in 2012.
Laura has a secret. Joe’s has been revealed. Peg’s been keeping hers for years.
Rich with the absurdities, hypocrisies and vulnerabilities that course through our lives, Nancy Harris’s No Romance playfully observes the longings, fears and desires we reveal – and don’t reveal – in our closest relationships.
No Romance was first staged at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2011.
‘Great comedy, keen sympathy and lingering poignancy… Harris’s writing is bracingly witty, alert and incisive’
— Irish Times
‘It’s safe to say that we are witnessing the emergence of a major talent… extraordinarily sure-footed writing and a depth of compassion and sly humour that bond into a dazzling debut’
— Sunday Independent, Ireland
‘Poignant, tragic and laugh out loud funny… Strong new writing like this breathes fresh life into Irish theatre’
— Irish Post
Stewart Parker Trust Award