The One

The One

3.6 (5) · Contemporary, Fringe TheatreNew Writing

From the team behind Fleabag and Touch.

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

By focusing largely on the sadistic games of a bored middle-class couple, it limits the conversation around domestic violence

The Guardian

A punchy play that explores a toxic relationship with humour and horror

The Stage

The play remains a compelling, unflinching examination of a couple trapped between love and loathing

Time Out

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

WhatsOnStage

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

Evening Standard

No playwright understands the power of a viciously funny opening sex scene like Vicky Jones

The Telegraph

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

A Younger 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

The Times

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 5 Jul - Sat 25 Aug, 7.15pm & 3pm

Venue

21 Dean St W1D 3NE London, UK · Get Directions

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