Not the Love I Cry For

Robin Hooper

Leyla is close to Craig, an art student. More westernised than her husband Emin, she suddenly returns home to Turkey, supposedly to mourn a family loss.

Without stating his homosexuality, Craig then embarks on a close relationship with Emin, a devout Muslim, which excludes both Bill, whom Craig is seeing largely for sex, and Joe, Craig’s widowed father. When Leyla returns, she confides in Craig, telling him the truth about her marriage.

The outcome is fatal, and the final touching moments of what seem violent domestic events, suggests a darker social tragedy.

Robin HooperRobin Hooper’s previous plays for the theatre include ‘The Move’ (NT Platform and tour), ‘Astonish Me’ (Not the RSC Festival), ‘Queer Fish’ (BAC) and ‘Free From Sorrow’ (Tristan Bates Theatre). His recent acting credits include Malcolm in ‘The Office’ and ‘Riot at the Rite’ both for the BBC.LOOK Theatre Productions – New Plays in New Places.
Previous work includes ‘Queer Fish’ at BAC directed by Ian Rickson,
which won both Critics Choice in ‘Time Out’ and ‘What’s On’.