By Simon Vinnicombe
I’m going to ring him that evening. I’m unlikely to write down whatever down. i would now not even say something. simply take heed to him breathe.
Lucy and Jim are on my own. To the area they appear to be doing very well: they've got jobs, pals, objectives (well, style of). yet inside of they're drowning. till their likelihood assembly on a London evening bus ends up in a determined look for redemption, each one throughout the different. necessarily, even though, their hopes for salvation are dashed as deep-rooted insecurities upward push to the surface.
City Love is an unflinching examine the opposing human wishes for companionship and self-destruction. Sharp observations rework the mundane into the epic during this grim, witty and agonizingly genuine play that might pierce the guts of someone who has ever been in love.
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Heartbroken. Lucy I wonder if she’s prettier than me. I wonder if she’s funnier than me. Cleverer than me. I wonder if he tells her little things about himself and if she feels like they belong to her. City Love Text_Formatted 27/08/2013 12:27 Page 45 Act Two 45 I offered him all of me and it isn’t good enough. He used to look at me as if light beamed from my soul. Now he just recoils when I try to touch him. She tries to kiss Jim. He remains stiff and lifeless. Lucy And it breaks my darkened soul in two.
That’s city bullshit. But I want a child. I want a life growing inside me. So much. Jim There are no more breakfasts alone. Just brunches. With couples. Who spread broadsheet newspapers across large wooden tables in gastropubs. One of whom is incapable of talking of anything other than the excrement of her six-month-old. And the other complains that he hates his job. In the City. With his enormous bonus. And his wind-surfing in Fuji and his bloody five-thousand-pound push bike. And his ‘PB’ on Sunday up Box Hill.
Just nice to know that someone else gets scared of things. Does that make sense? Your face makes me want to scream. I’m not a bad person. I’m not. § Jim Hello. Lucy laughs. Jim Hi. Lucy listens to her phone. Jim (smiles) Hello. What you doing? Lucy . . Nothing. They listen to one another breathe down the phone. Some giggling. Jim Lucy You should go to sleep. So should you. City Love Text_Formatted 27/08/2013 12:27 Page 24 24 City Love Jim Lucy Jim Lucy Leave the phone by your pillow. Kiss me down the phone.