The highs and lows of owning your own home

A house. A garden. Three chairs. And an ancient grudge

Three men squabble over the ownership of a house, a woman and each other’s attention

An early draft of the play was given a rehearsed reading with an all-female cast at the Shunt Arch in Bethnal Green. Hannah Ringham played John, Amber Sealey John 2 and Gemma Brockis Shirley. Glen Neath directed

A second reading at the BAC, on 18 March 2005, featured septuagenarians John Ringham and Godfrey Jackman as John and John 2 and Patrick Driver as Shirley. Mark Espiner directed

The first act was shown at 'A Life Affirming Joyride Vol. 1', curated by Ant Hampton, at the Hackney Empire, on 13 January 2006, with the same cast & director. Lizzie Clachan designed the set. Costumes by Charlotte Espiner. Lighting by Chris Umney

Upcoming presentation in Berlin, March 29-31, details tbc

Darren Smith plays John, Jef Burrell John 2 and Stephen Jacob Shirley. Directed by Mark Espiner. Set and costumes by Charlotte Espiner. Lighting by Chris Umney

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