Never Have I Ever


ISBN: 9781839042362
Author: By Deborah Frances-White
Publication Date: 7/09/2023
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 104pp.
Availability: Available


Jacq and Kas’s boutique restaurant has gone bust, and telling their oldest friends Adaego and her rich husband Tobin that his investment is toast is only the start of the evening.

Cash, class, identity and infidelity are all on the menu. As the last of the expensive wine flows, a dangerous drinking game reveals long-hidden truths and provokes an unspeakable dare.

Never Have I Ever is an explosive, savagely funny play which brilliantly skewers the contradictions of contemporary society, and the shifting sands of power and sexual politics. It premiered at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2023, directed by Emma Butler and starring Alex Roach, Amit Shah, Greg Wise and Susan Wokoma.

Deborah Frances-White is a comedian, screenwriter and host of the global hit podcast The Guilty Feminist. This is her first play.

‘[Deborah Frances-White’s] mixture of wit, fallibility and inclusivity is immensely appealing’ Sunday Times on The Guilty Feminist

‘Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge

‘Frances-White has scored a bullseye… a rollicking new comedy that turns into a blistering interrogation of friendship, relationships, wealth and identity politics… savagely funny… The humour zings from the start… Deliciously scabrous lines abound… a West End transfer should surely beckon’

‘A broad comedy for our fractious times… a blessedly rare example of a play that doesn’t simply regurgitate conventional wisdoms about race, gender and class. Frances-White dares to think forbidden thoughts’
The Times

‘Entertaining fare with some zinging lines… eminently watchable… Frances-White’s fans will lap this up’

‘Screamingly funny’
British Theatre Guide

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