‘You’ve endangered us. You’ve endangered your family.’
During an attack on London, Imogen joins a social media campaign offering refuge to victims. Before her family have even had a chance at a reasonable discussion, John is at their door.
He is different to them. He isn’t what they expected. And although they’d never admit it to themselves, he isn’t necessarily what they want.
Cordelia Lynn’s play One For Sorrow was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, on 20 June 2018, in a production directed by James Macdonald.
‘A riveting, quicksilver, subtly manipulative thriller… electrifyingly plugged into our socio-political moment… a rich, fascinating work that sends you out into the night challenged and troubled’
— The Stage
‘Lynn wrings the pettiness of the petty bourgeois for an uneasy comedy… a scathing illustration of liberal hypocrisy and prejudice… Lynn deploys a slippery ambiguity that makes everything uncertain – and all the more unsettling’
‘Cleverly challenges a range of liberal assumptions’
— Financial Times
‘Lynn’s writing is funny and astute in sending up the modern manners of the middle class and skewering family dynamics’
— Time Out
‘Intelligently explores the culture of fear in an age of terrorism… frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and the dark shades of violence and the impact of fear and terror on our psyches is recognizably real’
— The Arts Desk