Elinor Cook's Out of Love is a play about friendship, love and rivalry between two women over the course of thirty years. It was first produced by Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre and was first performed on 12 July 2017 in Paines Plough’s Roundabout at Theatr Clwyd. It was shortlisted for the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
The play centres on the relationship between two childhood friends, Lorna and Grace. As girls growing up in a town in the North East of England, they do everything together, sharing crisps, cigarettes and crushes. But when Lorna wins a place at university, and Grace gets pregnant, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds, and their friendship is tested to breaking point and beyond.
The first production was directed by James Grieve and performed by Hasan Dixon, Sally Messham (as Lorna) and Katie Elin-Salt (as Grace).