A powerful "three-hander" that explores the relationship between a father, his son and his ex-mistress. It vividly creates the lives of the three protagonists and we are drawn into the reality of their existence whilst being challenged by it. It is in turn a painfully intimate, joyously happy, frustrtatingly self-centred and, finally, optimistic look at love and loss. Tom's wife has died a year before the play begins. Edward, Tom's 18 year old son, is confused by his own grief and unable to cope with his father's misery and guilt. Both men turn for help and solace to Kyra, Tom's ex-mistress, but their re-emergence into her life disturbs and threatens Kyra's fragile independent existence.
Next Stage also toured Skylight to Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in March 2000