Sadie and Ed meet Martin and ChloÃ« at a holiday resort and instantly hit it off, despite coming from completely different worlds. When Martin saves Ed's life, everyone knows the debt can never be properly repaid. But Ed is rich and ChloÃ« and Martin have a need so great it seems divine providence when Ed, wanting to show his gratitude, gives the young couple a year to decide on an appropriate gift. Yet when the year is up, surely ChloÃ« and Martin's wish is something no-one could possibly grant?
Wrapped in Joanna Murray-Smith's glinting dialogue, The Gift is a witty examination of our modern moral confusions.
"Fresh imagination, shimmering wit and emotional honesty." - Time Out
"...itâ€™s the twist - ingenuously crafted and, hopefully, jealously guarded by those whoâ€™ve seen it - that transforms The Gift into something a little precious."
"Slick, superb, terribly funny and provocative. That accurately sums up MTCâ€™s offering this winter with Joanna Murray-Smithâ€™s The Gift in its larger Sumner theatre space."
"There's a secret -- a preposterous gift -- that is revealed near the end of Joanna Murray-Smith's play, and it's a real doozy."