Open Heart Surgery

About the play

A play with drama, tension, and music. A play which asks whether love really matters. Open Heart Surgery tells the story of a conservative relationship cousellor named Sandra, whose mounting bills force her to take on the only troubled partnership at her door: Will and Leo, her first same-sex couple.

As the men begin to open up about their relationship, Sandra finds herself confiding in return about her own difficult marriage. Ultimately, heartfelt sharing leads to a critical decision.

Open Heart Surgery was a brand new play presented at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe by LIP Theatre Company. As well as writing the script, Rob also directed the play, as well as designing and operating the sound and lighting.

Press for Open Heart Surgery

“Conceptually fantastic; exploring the ideals and reality of couples therapy and LGBT relationships. The ironic humour and subtleties made for excellent entertainment.”
Alastair Letch, The Magdalen

“The commitment of the cast cannot be denied, and the subject of communication and sustainability within gay relationships is an important one.”
Tony Challis, SG Fringe