First performed in the SCDA One Act Festival, February 1991
Winner of the Scott Salver for the best original play in the SCDA One Act Festival
Winner of the Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy for the best original play in the British One Act Festival
59 Productions in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Spain, France, Gibraltar and Ireland
Published by Samuel French
Characters (2m 2f) Edwina: Proprietor of "Perfect Partners" (40+) Jonathan: Her marital and business partner (40+) David Murray: A visitor to "Perfect Partners" (25+) Susan Carter: Another visitor (25+)
The Setting: The office of "Perfect Partners", a less than reputable introduction agency
Running Time: 45 minutes
Edwina and Jonathan Lovelock are about to get a divorce - hardly the best advertisement for "Perfect Partners", the dating agency they run together.
When a prospective client turns out to be a journalist looking to write a blistering exposé on the dating business, Edwina and Jonathan have a battle on their hands. Jonathan is far from being a reliable ally, so Edwina is out on her own…
This is a sparkily amusing play,combining a satirical glimpse of the cynical yet romantic world of dating agencies with a witty and touching personal drama.