High-profile premiere at National Theatre for painful and humane infidelity play from an exciting new Australian writer Gus and Hor have been happily married for thirty-two years. She is a successful writer, he is a revered columnist. They have a perfect understanding of each other. Until a pushy young female journalist - on an assignment to 'profile' Gus - quite deliberately seeks to undermine that understanding. The fallout is dreadful - but beautifully and convincingly portrayed in all its painful consequences...Originally performed in Melbourne, Australia, and w due for its British premiere at the National Theatre in London, Hour is impressively truthful about the ermity of betrayal. It cant fail to move anyone who has ever put their trust in ather human being. Ranking alongside Peter Nichols' Passion Play and Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Joanna Murray-Smith's account of the erring male is seen - refreshingly - from the perspective of the wronged woman.
Joanna Murray-Smith is Australian. Most of her plays were first performed in Melbourne, including Rapture, Redemption, Atlanta, and Love Child, which was then staged all over Australia. She has also written short stories, a children's book and a novel, Truce, published by Penguin, Australia. Honour marks her British debut. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.