WHO TO FOLLOW: A short play about political and personal tensions in the Twitter age

Summer 2015.  A Tory majority. Alex and Henry have personal matters to discuss. Alex isn’t happy about the election result, funding cuts at work, or that she only ever sees Henry on Twitter. Henry’s a Tory-voting war reporter married to a Lib Dem MP who’s just lost her seat, and her reputation – but he’s more worried about his own.  When their mutual Twitter friend Tamsin invites them for a drink at a smart hotel, Alex and Henry are made to confront their shared struggles and disagreements. But things are much worse for Henry than anyone knows.

I wrote this for a submission call and sent it to a couple more venues.  One liked it, one didn’t. I’ll develop it into something bigger and better if and when I have time and energy…