Following on from last summer’s smash-hit Touch, Vicky Jones returns with her award-winning debut play.
Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of their relationship with sex, violence and Wotsits. A viciously funny and daring play, The One invites you into the world of a couple trapped in a destructive and violent cycle of love and lust.
Vicky Jones’ ‘astounding and astonishing’ (Telegraph) debut won the Verity Bargate Award in 2013. Back at Soho Theatre this summer for a limited run.
By focusing largely on the sadistic games of a bored middle-class couple, it limits the conversation around domestic violence
A punchy play that explores a toxic relationship with humour and horror
The play remains a compelling, unflinching examination of a couple trapped between love and loathing
John Hopkins and Tuppence Middleton utterly convince as a pair of sexy, messed-up oddballs whose loathing for each other is equalled only by their loathing for themselves
A punchy, provocative 65 minutes, and Middleton revels in the unpredictable vitality of Jo — for whom voicing thoughts most people would be desperate to suppress is a way to feel fully alive
No playwright understands the power of a viciously funny opening sex scene like Vicky Jones
The One is a cleverly constructed, thought-provoking and daring, yet entertaining and enjoyable show which should not be missed this summer at Soho Theatre
Jones’s taut script explores vital subjects such as consent, sexual violence, permissiveness and power. Not everything rings true, but it is all riveting