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The Mistress Contract archiveShe and He are the pseudonyms of a real-life couple who live in separate houses in the same city on the west coast of America. She is 88. He is 93. For 30 years he has provided her with a home and an income, while she provides 'mistress services' - 'All sexual acts as requested, with suspension of historical, emotional, psychological disclaimers.' They first met at university and then lost touch. When they met again twenty years later, they began an affair when She - a highly educated, intelligent woman with a history of involvement in the feminist movement - asked her wealthy lover to sign the remarkable document that outlines their unconventional lifestyle: The Mistress Contract. Was her suggestion a betrayal of all that she and the women of her generation had fought for? Or was it brave, honest, and radical? Then - on a small recorder that fit in her purse - this extraordinary couple began to tape their conversations about their relationship, conversations that took place while travelling, over dinner at home and in restaurants, on the phone, even in bed. Based on reams of tape recordings made over their 30 year relationship, The Mistress Contract is a remarkable document of this unconventional couple, and the contract that kept them bound together to this day. Age guidance 14+

Cast/Performers

Saskia Reeves (She), Danny Webb (He)

Creatives/Company

Author: Abi Morgan
Producer: Royal Court
Director: Vicky Featherstone
Design: Merle Hensel
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Nick Powell
Music: Nick Powell
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The Mistress Contract

The Mistress Contract (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1762520113. Details of all The Mistress Contract archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1106898802

Archive Listings

30 Jan 14
to
22 Mar 14
Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre
West End
Greater London

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