Quote Unquote: 11 Unfaithful lines for would-be cheaters

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Are you in a happy relationship? An unhappy one? Or just a normal one with standard-fare ups and downs? Ever thought about cheating on your partner? Owen McCafferty’s play Unfaithful, now in its London premiere run at Found111 in Charing Cross Road, could either be viewed as either a cautionary tale or a call to action.

The fate of two couples’ relationships become unwittingly intertwined around a not-so-chance meeting over a quiet pint in a hotel bar. Unfaithful “questions what it means to be lovers, partners and people”.

Niamh Cusack and Sean Campion as the older couple are touching in their struggles to overcome years of distance and detachment and also accept their own middle-aged sags and dashed expectations. Matthew Lewis and Ruta Gedamintas as the younger couple are on hand to tempt, titillate and try to make better choices.

Here are a few quotes on the nature of relationships and the perils and rewards of cheating from the play, directed by Adam Penford.

Unfaithful runs at Found111 until 8 October 2016.

11 quotes on cheaters and cheating

“That’s what we do: we don’t tell each other things.”
“Older women are all mad.”
“Yes, they’ve been hanging around older men too long.”

Niamh Cusack in Unfaithful

“How can you look at me and not know: I have those thoughts?”
“I feel I’ve been cheated. Not cheated on but cheated of. Cheated of time.”
“I won’t leave with my tail between my legs if you don’t put your tail between my legs.”

Matthew Lewis in Unfaithful

“This is not about me punishing myself by fucking some old man.”
“Thank you.”
“We’re still ourselves when we lie.”
“The truth is, you exhaust me. You just fucking exhaust me.”

Ruta Gedamintas and Sean Campion in Unfaithful

“This isn’t easy, you know. After a certain age, you lock your body away, never to be seen by a stranger again.”
“Every time I see an old picture or a clip from an old movie, all I can think is: all of those people are dead… Is this the way it is for everyone?”
“I fuck people for money not sport.”
“It’s difficult to be real and make shit up. One gets in the way of the other.”

 

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Terri Paddock runs the Terri Paddock Group, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She is renowned for her 'legendary' post-show Q&As and also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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Terri Paddock runs the Terri Paddock Group, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She is renowned for her 'legendary' post-show Q&As and also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.

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