Blood Of An Englishman

Blood of an Englishman - Written by Zoe LewisWritten by Zoe Lewis

This play was originally written as a short play on commission for Kings Head Theatre, Islington. It premiered there in January 2008. Now a full length play, it examines the crisis that is being middle class in the middle of a recession.

Two couples get together for dinner and the evening spirals out of control when two drug dealers are called to the house to deliver. The play tests the boundaries of class, and wonders how near we are to total chaos, when we believe that we are simply having a good time.

Blood Of An Englishman was given a rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre in December 2010 featuring Danny Webb, Tracy Ann Oberman and Keiren OBrien.

Excerpt from BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN

Anna

Nick and Lisa make love every day. Every day. And sometimes twice. Can you believe it? She was almost proud of it.

Tom

He’s back. He’s come to see if I’ve moved the car.

Anna

It wont last for them. We used to be at it like startled rabbits. There wasn’t a moment that you weren’t pestering me. At my mother’s house. My mother’s house isn’t the place for sex, yet you made me do it between courses behind the curtains in the drawing room. It was hot and dusty and you were cramming your hand up my skirt like you were trying to unscrew a cheap bottle of wine. I should have minded but the force of your desire made me want to watch. You used to drag me in to the loos in restaurants, stop in laybys, we even did it on the M4 once remember?

Tom

If he so much as

Anna

Are you listening to me?

Tom

This time it’s war.

Tom goes to the door