It is Summer 2006, and an Essex Lance Corporal returns to England to find his life in disarray: England’s heart has been ripped out and the country is in pieces, his brother is decaying, his girlfriend has left. Cue a 24-hour road trip through the heart of a warring England.

Simon Stephens’s new play is a darkly comic love story spanning casual sex, political amorality and sudden, extreme violence. Stephens’s previous works include On The Shore Of The Wide World, Country Music, One Minute, Christmas, Herons and Bluebird.

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