Close to Croydon

One-act play for one man, one woman and two voices. Won Best New Play at Welwyn Drama Festival in 1995. Also won the 1995 George Taylor Memorial Award for new plays.
Hugo, a PR consultant on his way to an important meeting, and Martha, a Museum Education Officer with a case full of liberty bodices, are trapped in an overturned railway carriage following a rail crash, waiting tensely to be rescued. A touching relationship begins to develop between them, as they amuse each other, annoy each other, tell stores, jokes and secrets, sing songs and play word games. Just as rescue seems likely, however, they are torn apart by tragedy. A funny, perceptive, tender and moving play.

Published by Samuel French