by Joe Laredo



When the past has gone wrong, can the future be put right?


Single mum Linda has two grown-up daughters … At least, they should have grown up by now, but somehow they have managed to avoid it.

Ellie has been told she will come to nothing – and has. Lola, with the attention on her sister, has lapsed into long-term immaturity. And their mother shoulders the blame …

When Linda meets playboy Michael, the self-destructive triangle becomes a square and threatens to break apart.

Hurt is the story of ordinary people struggling to find a way forward against the pull of the past.


M1 F3


Linda  46

Lola  20; Linda’s elder daughter

Ellie  turns 18 during the play; Linda’s younger daughter

Michael late forties


Preview available here


Please click the button to buy a copy of this script.