By Simon Vinnicombe
I’m going to ring him that evening. I’m not likely to jot down whatever down. i would now not even say whatever. 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, buddies, pursuits (well, type of). yet inside of they're drowning. until eventually their probability assembly on a London evening bus ends up in a determined look for redemption, every one in the course of the different. unavoidably, although, their hopes for salvation are dashed as deep-rooted insecurities upward thrust 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 may pierce the guts of an individual who has ever been in love.
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I believe like asking him to stick. To by no means depart this room. yet i do know that quickly he'll go away and. .. I’m going to ring him that evening. I’m unlikely to put in writing whatever down. i would now not even say whatever. simply take heed to him breathe. Lucy and Jim are on my own. To the area they appear to be doing o.k.: they've got jobs, buddies, targets (well, style of).
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It even sounds . . Because otherwise I’m going to be fifty-five and without a mortgage. And if I’m going to be a real man. For her. City Love Text_Formatted 27/08/2013 12:27 Page 30 30 City Love She talks about a new home all the time. About trellises and ponds and decking and . . So I work harder. And harder. I put in the hours of the ultimate urban professional. I arrive and leave with the cleaners and kiss my love when I flop into the bed at home. I know they’re watching me. I’m at that age when I either step up.
She tosses and turns in her bed. § Jim I wish I didn’t dream about you. But I do. It’s beautiful. We’re walking through the park at night. You tear your T-shirt off and run through the trees screaming like a lunatic. I chase after you. We have sex at the bottom of a willow tree. We lie on the grass and listen to the leaves in the wind. And talk about everything and a lot of nothing. § Lucy It’s five weeks old. This ‘thing’. Jim I’d like to tell you that I was complacent. Because that’s just human nature.
She wears a dressing gown. She peers underneath her dressing gown. Lucy In a book I’d be worried about whether or not my underwear was matching. In a book I’d be worried about lighting. The size of my arse. My boobs. Instead I look at my pale skin. The blotches on it look like splashes of acid. My eyes used to be a colour. Now red wire creeps all over them. City Love Text_Formatted 27/08/2013 12:27 Page 19 Act One 19 My hair creeps down from my head and wants to be all over my face. She stands.