"You swore that you'd love me for ever' Frank doesn't recognise the woman at the door. She's come to remind him of a promise he made twenty years before. A darkly humorous study of modern relationships and the things we say that may come back to haunt us. The Woman Before opened at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2005."
"Award-winning playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig is one of the most exciting voices in European drama. He has worked as a journalist, translator and dramaturg, and is currently writer in residence at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Schimmelpfennig's widely performed plays include Vorher/Nachher, Push Up, Vor Ianger Zeit im Mai, MEZ, Keine Arbeit fur die junge Frau im Fruhlingskleid, Fisch um Fisch and Aus den Stadten in die Walder, Aus den Waldern in die Stadten. "