‘It’s not always all about you.’
What might be.
What once was.
What could have been.
debbie tucker green’s play premiered in February 2017 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed by the playwright.
‘debbie tucker green’s words spool from the characters’ mouths like inflected lines of the most patterned poetry, at once heightened and yet utterly true to the rhythms of normal speech. But as the words flow over 80 minutes, the piece comes together with audacious clarity… it is haunted by a deep emotional tug. Its lengthy title perfectly describes what happens in front of our eyes. It is very moving and very fine’
‘Beautifully dark and recognisable… an insightful observation of how we dissect our relationships, how we talk about talking, and what ‘silence’ means between lovers’
‘The most eloquent play about men and women I’ve seen for years… debbie tucker green’s latest piece not only suggests a maturing talent, but also the depth that comes with experience’
‘Oblique yet compassionate… debbie tucker green uses language as deftly as a composer might use notes’
— Financial Times
‘debbie tucker green’s text is visceral. No one captures the pattern of fractured speech quite like her… a writer digging deeper than most to reach something profound about what it means to love one another’
— Exeunt Magazine