Es and Flo


ISBN: 9781839041402
Author: By Jennifer Lunn
Publication Date: 4/05/2023
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 112pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK3293 Categories: , Tags: ,

‘I know it’s difficult. You’ve obviously been a good friend to her but it’s time to let us take over now.’

Es and Flo fell fiercely in love in the eighties. They’ve been living as secret lovers ever since. As Es becomes more forgetful around their home, an unexpected carer arrives. Who sent this woman? Why? And can they trust her?

As the outside world comes crashing in, Flo fights to protect the life they’ve built together over forty years behind closed doors. And faces the hardest battle of her life – to hold on to the woman she loves.

Jennifer Lunn’s play Es & Flo is a sharply observed, deeply compassionate drama, coloured with memories of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. It celebrates an older lesbian relationship, women coming together to fight for what’s right, and the healing power of chosen family.

The play was produced by Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, and opened there in 2023 before moving to Kiln Theatre, London, directed by Susie McKenna. It won the Popcorn Group Writing Award and the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award.

‘A deeply moving play about love and dementia… poignant, with a finely honed script… brimming with nuance, sentiment and pathos’
The Stage

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