When You Cure Me

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Nick Hern Books, 2005 - Drama - 82 pages

A painful - and painfully funny - play about being very young and in love - and coping with serious illness at the same time.

Rachel and Peter are seventeen. They have been going out for six months. It's love's young dream. Then Rachel gets ill - seriously ill. She doesn't want her mum to fuss; she doesn't want Alice to pretend she's her best friend; and she certainly doesn't want Alice's boyfriend telling bad jokes at her bedside. The only person she wants is Peter, but Peter doesn't know what it is that he wants.

Jack Thorne's play When You Cure Me is a bittersweet and poignant tale of love and misunderstanding - and discovering that what you say and do can be very different from what you think and feel.

When You Cure Me was first staged at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2005.

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About the author (2005)

Jack Thorne won the RSC/Marlowe Other Prize for 'Wanting to Laugh Best' in 2002. His play 'Solids' was part of Paines Plough's 2004 'Wild Lunch' season, and 'Fanny and Faggot, ' performed in a lift, was a sensation at lat year's Edinburgh Festival. He lives in Croydon, but might be moving to Luton.

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