"Since I was knee-high I have been blamed for everything; broken ornaments, the price of biscuits, my own personality. It has become my father's habit to blame me for existing, like throwing a blanket over a sparrow. And now I'm being blamed for the nervous breakdown of an anorexic nymphomaniac whom he married because she came thirty fourth in The Daily Mail hundred sexiest women of 1988." Piano/Forte is a bold new comedy from one of the stage's favourite writers. On the eve of his wedding to the glamorous Dawn, Clifford's plans for a joyous celebration are thrown into turmoil by the return home of his estranged daughter Louise. Her plans to exact revenge prove to have explosive consequences.
Terry Johnson's previous plays for the Royal Court are Hitchcock Blonde, Hysteria and Insignificance. Other work includes an adaptation of The Graduate, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick (National Theatre/winner Olivier Award for Best Comedy 1998), an adaptation of The London Cuckolds, Dead Funny (Winner Critic Circle Award for Best Play, Time Out Drama Award 1994), Imagine Drowning, Cries From The Mammal House, Unsuitable For Adults (Bush).