Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright Gareth Farr's play exploring relationships, grief, and unemployment.
On paper, Joanne & Paul aren't an obvious match. She is spikey & defensive, while he is reserved, tending to hide behind the grief for his father. But the phenomenal culinary creations he creates in the kitchen create a bond between the pair. When the hotel where they both work closes and they start to spiral into poverty, it throws their dreams of a cookbook and their future together into jeopardy...
Tessa Walker returns to the Hampstead Theatre to direct this production, following her productions of 'Ravenscourt', 'Big Big Sky' and 'The Glad Game Downstairs'.
“Farr focuses on the couple’s personal story, with virtually no discussion of the political situation that has allowed such deprivation to transpire in one of the wealthiest countries in the world.”