A once close-knit family of four reunite after a long period of estrangement. This time, this time, it must go right.
Family history builds like sedimentary rock, layer upon layer. Words never said. Words said that never should be. Contradicting memories.
In this touching and comic drama, Stephanie Jacob delves into the turmoil, love and compromises of kinship. Again literally resets the clock on one family’s history as Tom and Louise – now divorced – and their adult children, Adam and Izzy, negotiate what they think they know and tussle for what they think they want.
Moving, funny and instantly recognisable, Again was first performed at Trafalgar Studios, London, on 6 February 2018, in a production by Mongrel Thumb, and directed by Hannah Price.
Stephanie Jacob’s other plays include The Strongbox (first performed at VAULT Festival 2018), The Quick and Harry’s Window.
‘Filled with humour and beautiful writing, and [has] a clever structure that elevates it to something more than just a play about family… theatrical, inventive and good fun’
‘Bears many of the hallmarks of Caryl Churchill… it is constantly surprising and challenging, easily holding the attention and, like a page-turning novel, making viewers want to know what is going to happen next. It also gets deep into the psychology and personalities of each of the four individuals, every one of whom seems fully fleshed out, which is no mean feat… a really fine piece of writing’
— British Theatre Guide