I first wrote the play in 1998. It was given a rehearsed reading at The National Theatre Studio in June 1999 with Neil Stuke in the lead. It was directed by Sasha Wares. In 2000 the play had a day long workshop at The Bush theatre led by Mike Bradwell. And the play was presented on stage at The Old Vic Theatre by Adam Kenwright in a rehearsed reading with Hugh Wooldridge directing.
In 2007 Andy Jordan produced the play, with Paul Robinson directing at The Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival. The cast was Merryn Owen, Fiona Button, Monica Bertei and Jamie Belman. The play transferred to the West End the following spring at the Trafalgar Studios where Charlotte Lucas replaced Fiona Button in a new production directed by Guy Retallack.