'Why has this happened to us? Things like this don't happen to families like ours.'
Full of David Eldridge's trademark lyricism within everyday family life and interaction, The Knot of the Heart is a play where emotions are high and relationships are sensitively written. Beautiful and privileged, Lucy is enjoying a burgeoning career in television. But her social drug habit has become a serious addiction, casting a dark shadow over her future happiness. As her charmed life begins to slip away, Lucy comes to realise that the devoted support of her family does not come without a price.
Ultimately hopeful and redemptive, The Knot of the Heart is atmospheric and poetic without undermining the all-too-believable characters' realism.
David Eldridge's play Festen was a huge success at the Almeida in 2004 and subsequently in the West End. His other work includes Market Boy (National Theatre) and Under the Blue Sky (Royal Court and West End), which won the Time Out Live Award for Best New Play.