This darkly comic monologue takes a journey across London towards a late-night epiphany, exploring the lies we tell ourselves and each other and the fallout when the truth is revealed.
Dave works in a non-descript and useless government department, with people who would be bad at their jobs if they knew what it was they were supposed to be doing. One evening, at another bleakly inane office night out fuelled by champagne in plastic cups, Dave’s honesty boils over and he tells his boss exactly what he thinks of him, before setting off into the night, spitting confessions and vomit, searching for redemption.
Moore’s excoriating monologue breaks out of the deadlock of everyday life into a very real, relatable and bitingly comic fury of contemporary desperation.
Honest was first performed in 2010 by Royal & Derngate at the Mailcoach pub in Northampton.