This is Living


ISBN: 9781848425842
Author: By Liam Borrett
Publication Date: 19/05/2016
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 88pp.
Availability: Available


‘You weren’t moving. Your hair was soaked. We saw you.’

Alice and Michael met six years ago. Three years later their daughter Lily was born. Now, in a Yorkshire meadow, just past midnight, they’re having an argument. Because Alice is cold, she’s tired, and Michael won’t stop telling her that she died twelve hours ago.

A poignant exploration of what it means to say goodbye, Liam Borrett’s play This is Living was first performed in a critically acclaimed and award-winning production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014. It had its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios, London, in 2016.

‘A modern urban ghost story about grief and loss… a gently affecting piece, full of compassion’
The Times

‘Borrett’s play balances on a tightrope between comedy and heartbreak… speckled with genuinely romantic and heart-wrenching moments’
A Younger Theatre

‘A remarkable debut from an impressive new voice’
A Younger Theatre

‘Poignant, truthful… finds humour in unexpected places’
The Reviews Hub

‘Delves deeply into its emotive and sadly universal subject… contains some beautifully observed humour’
The Stage

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