A Third

A Third

2 no. saves icon · Contemporary, New Writing

We just want a third. And that third is going to be there for us. Not an equal: just there for us. For whatever we want him to do.


The world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin runs at the Finborough Theatre for twelve performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees.

Young marrieds Paul and Allison have everything going for them. They have money, they’re in love, and their sex life is great. But could it be better? Instead of being monogamous, why not try “monogam-ish”? What would happen if they invited “a third” into their bedroom and into their lives?

Allison and Paul convince themselves that they are being just about as liberal and adventurous as modern society seems to want. But as they transition from threesomes to couple-swapping, they discover the fragility of their own liberal attitudes. Just how flexible can one person’s sexuality truly be? And how far can “monogam-ish” go before it’s simply cheating? Can a couple go back to simply being a couple?

A funny, provocative and unflinching look at modern attitudes to sex, relationships and polyamorous love.

Date & time

Show ended
Sun 21 Jun - Tue 14 Jul, Sun & Mon & Tues at 7.30pm; Tues mats at 2.00pm.

See website for more details.
Runtime: 1 hr 35 mins


118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED London, UK · Get Directions
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