The Better Half is an unconventional comedy of manners, which depicts the sexual intrigue surrounding an unhappy marital relationship and a husband who is about to embark on an affair with his wife’s best friend. The errant pair try to keep their flirtation a secret, but the wife already knows and is, in fact, trying to encourage a liaison. An honourable man, the husband refuses finally to indulge.
Having come to light again, The Better Half is due to be revived by the Sticking Place theatre company next month at the fringe Union Theatre in Southwark as part of its Terror 2007 festival. The play will then be published later this year by the University of Exeter. Probably handy to have a few more copies lying around!