Finalist 2017-18

Elinor Cook

Play: Out of Love

Synopsis: Lorna and Grace do everything together. They share crisps, cigarettes and crushes. That’s what happens when you’re best friends forever.
But when Lorna gets a place at university, and Grace gets pregnant, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds. Can anything bridge the gap between them?
A tale of friendship, love and rivalry over thirty years from award-winning playwright Elinor Cook.

Cast Breakdown:
Lorna / Penny (f, 28-33)
Grace / Ruth (f, 28-33)
George / Leonard / Charlie / Dad / Mike / Ted / Boy / Christopher / Sam (m, 28-33)

Set/Costume Requirements:
At the director's discretion


Agent: Fay Davies at The Agency:

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Bio: Elinor Cook is the winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2013. Her plays include Out of Love (Paines Plough / Theatr Clwyd / Orange Tree Theatre), The Lady From The Sea (Donmar Warehouse), Pilgrims (HighTide / The Yard), The Rehearsal (LAMDA), Ten Weeks (Paines Plough / RWCMD), The Boy Preference (NT Connections), Image of an Unknown Young Woman (The Gate) and The Girl's Guide to Saving The World (HighTide). She also wrote an episode of The Secrets for BBC One, directed by Dominic Savage.

Hasan Dixon and Sally Messham
Photo credit: Jonathan Keenan
Sally Messham (left) and Katie Elin-Salt (right)
Photo credit: Jonathan Keenan

Katie Elin-Salt (left) and Sally Messham (right)
Photo credit: Richard Davenport