Demolition expert Ned lives in a nice new house on a nice new estate on the edge of the English countryside. He loves his job. Barbeques.Car Boot Sales. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable. Not unlike his friend and neighbour Dale.
So why has he not slept a wink in six months? Why is he so terrified of his attractive wife Joy?And why is it every time he leaves on business, something else goes missing from his home?
Parlour Song is a black, hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the the Blues lands in leafy suburbia.
Jez Butterworth’s previous plays include the award-winning Mojo, The Night Heronand The Winterling which all premiered at the Royal Court Theatre. Long time collaborator and former Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre Ian Rickson directs.