The Guardian is giving few details about the play when it posts each excerpt, so though I am not quite sure what this play is about, this made me laugh:
DAN And I asked you if you'd brought a newspaper.There is a little more, but how much does this sound like Patrick Marber's Closer? It seems to me like it's a parody of Marber's play, and a very clever one at that. Thoughts?
ANNA And I said no because a newspaper is too depressing and you won't get better if you're reading newspapers.
DAN You did say that. And I was angry with you.
ANNA You were angry with me. Which wasn't good for you. And there was a croissant.
DAN Which also came out of a machine and had a bit of chocolate in the middle.
ANNA I'm sorry I couldn't do any better. Plastic cup and (laughs) plastic croissant.DAN Ah well.
ANNA Ah well.
DAN And I said: I need to see the news.
ANNA I said: No.
DAN And I said: I saw the TV news last night.
ANNA And I said: How?
DAN I had the Nurse bring the TV into my room on a trolley I said.
ANNA The poof Nurse I asked.
DAN Nancy the Nurse yes I replied. Nancy the Nurse wheeled the TV into my room and we watched the news together.
ANNA I didn't have any breakfast myself that morning.
DAN No you didn't.
ANNA No I didn't. And I said: Nancy Nurse fancies you.
DAN Do you think so? I said.
ANNA I think so I said. And I think you flirt with Nancy the Nurse I said.
DAN Well maybe I do I said maybe I do.