|That's Mine, This is Yours|
by Peter Souter
Directed by Gordon House
Sam and Juliet are to divorce.
We join them as they meet to divide up their possessions in the house they've shared ever since they married.
As they discuss what belongs to whom we learn all we need to know about their characters, what drew them together and what has driven them apart.
We'll also learn if there is still some hope for them, even on the eve of their separation.
The early signs are not good.
They seem to have drifted apart and to have very little in common.
Their attitude to objects themselves tells us they shouldn't be together.
Sam is an avid hoarder and collector; not of anything of great value, simply things that he feels should be kept together.
For example he owns a single example of every toy ever given away with a McDonald's Happy Meal.
Some of the collections are interesting (he has the signatures of all 12 men who have set foot on the moon) but most are banal, even annoying.
His obsessions and childlike delight in small things, once so attractive and fun for Juliet, have begun to seem like immaturity and a denial of the important things in life.
Her drive and decisiveness, once so sexy and stimulating, to him now feel like coldness and self-obsession.
She has done well in her job and begun a new relationship with a wealthy lover that has led them to this day, to this parting.
And yet and yet..
Peter Souter's romantic comedy suggests there may still be some way back from the brink.
Alex Jennings, who starred in Peter's award-winning "Goldfish Girl" stars as Sam, and Tamsin Greig (star of "Episodes", "Love Soup" - and, of course known to R4 listeners as Debbie in "The Archers") plays his wife Juliet.
The director is the former Head of Radio Drama, Gordon House.
Peter Souter's romantic comedy is about a divorced couple dividing up their wordly goods.
Alex Jennings, who starred in Peter Souter's award-winning 'Goldfish Girl', plays Sam, and Tamsin Greig (star of 'Episodes', 'Love Soup' - and, of course known to R4 listeners as Debbie in 'The Archers') plays Juliet. The director is the former Head of Radio Drama, Gordon House.