The Life we Lived – British Poignant Comedy

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Michael is a lonely undertaker in his early 30s. Hannah, is…WAS 25 and dead on his table. They shared a connection in life and now it seems in death too. As Michael prepares Hannah’s body, he reminisces on their relationship that has spanned almost a decade. This two-hander is dark, at times funny and quite strange. The memories of our lives through our interactions with others, have the potential to create an imprint so deep and strong it can change how they see the world. What would one do for a final kiss, or touch, or memento mori?
But nothing is really certain in this play – not even their relationship beyond this dark room. British poignant comedy.

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British dark comedy

THE LIFE WE LIVED – BRITISH POIGNANT COMEDY

Michael is a lonely undertaker in his early 30s. Hannah, is…WAS 25 and dead on his table. They shared a connection in life and now it seems in death too. As Michael prepares Hannah’s body, he reminisces on their relationship that has spanned almost a decade. This two-hander is dark, at times funny and quite strange. The memories of our lives through our interactions with others, have the potential to create an imprint so deep and strong it can change how they see the world. What would one do for a final kiss, or touch, or memento mori?
But nothing is really certain in this play – not even their relationship beyond this dark room. British poignant comedy.

Read other plays by Matt Fox:

Fred, Ted, Jack and Harold – a dark comedy about the lives of office workers (sorry, serial killers)
To Sleep. British drama about Suicide

Author: Matt Fox

Type: One act Play

Genre: British Poignant Comedy/Dark Comedy/Drama depending on hos it is played (Trigger warnings: mentions of necrophilia, sexual assault, drugs use, abortion).

Length: 60 minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: Adult only – see trigger warnings re content

Set: A funeral parlour in the main setting but as he thinks back on their lives the scene changes to various locations. A bed is needed but the same table can be adapted with  a pillow and a duvet.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging play for the two actors. The two characters switch between times and places throughout the play so keeping it smooth should be an aim.

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Copyright © November 2020 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers.

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The Death of Donald Trump – a soldier who assassinated Trump tells why she did it

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