A wry and incisive play exposing how our desire for a normal family life and our fears about adults, young people and sex, can sometimes outride the truth.
Tom and JJ are best mates, sharing school, hobbies and the same Maths tutor. Tom's parents seem to have the perfect marriage - yet nobody knows the secret deal that has kept the family together for years. But when JJ's mother starts a relationship with a younger man and JJ fabricates a terrible lie in revenge, everyone is forced to confront the hidden parts of their lives.
'Clare McIntyre's wise, funny and often moving drama explores accusations of child molestation, and many other issues of love, sexuality and family life, with a rare, unsentimental compassion and mounting dramatic tension' - Daily Telegraph
'shrewd, humorous and caring' - The Times
|Publisher:||Hern, Nick Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||929 KB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
The Maths Tutor was Clare McIntyre’s first play for the Hampstead Theatre. She had several plays staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London: Low Level Panic, 1989, My Heart’s a Suitcase, 1990 and The Thickness of Skin, 1996. She won the Evening Standard and London Drama Critics Awards for Most Promising Playwright for My Heart’s a Suitcase and the Samuel Beckett Award for Low Level Panic, which was produced by the Royal Court Theatre around the world; in Australia, Ireland, Italy and the United States. Other work for the theatre includes The Changeling for Graeae Theatre Company at Sadler’s Wells, No Warning for Life (Women’s Playhouse Trust) and I’ve Been Running (Old Red Lion Theatre).
Television and film work includes: EastEnders, Hungry Hearts, Low Level Panic, Castles, My Heart’s a Suitcase, Junk Mail and Hi How are You. Radio includes: Noisy Bodies, Shelf Life, The Art of Sitting, Walls of Silence and I’ve Been Running. She also had an extensive career as an actress in theatre, film and television. She died of multiple sclerosis on 27 November 2009.