Tom is cool. Eve is cool. Together they were even cooler. After an incident in a London club, Tom and Eve are left frail and brittle, and apart. Manpreet is cool. And young. She makes Tom cool again. When Eve returns, nothing is cool. It’s funny, nasty and shocking, but not cool. Now what?

Three Short Plays about the Same Two People was developed and presented as part of PlayWriting Australia’s National Play Festival 2009.

  • black comedy
  • 55
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • women, gender
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 33

EXTRACT: He took a handful of her hair and smacked her face into the mirror - her forehead splits open on the impact, blood everywhere. Its a tiny fucking bathroom and its only two bodies that fucking fit in there and he's between her and the door and the sink this fucking prick who just smashes and smashes and smashes the face of the woman I love into a mirror before he/ He/ I'm upstairs. Drink. Place is rammed. Solicitor talking to me about his wife. Blair, politics. At Chambers./ Where's Evie?

Adult themes, Adult language


Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 21

EXTRACT: Nod. Smile. Metal hand rail. She ascends. I descend. Metal hand-rail. Her shoes clack clack stumble on the staircase above me. The door swings. Sound of the crowd breathes out, in. Another staircase. Cold walls make the stairwell cold. I'm frightened. I'm drunk. There's the door to the ladies toilets. I'm inside. I'm frightened. Tom, why am I frightened?

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