Sex con­tract pair take tale to the stage

Midweek Sport - - GADGET BOY -

MOST peo­ple keep love let­ters or pho­tos as a re­minder of the sweet noth­ings they shared.

But one cou­ple have a slightly dif­fer­ent me­mento – a con­tract agree­ing that she will be his mistress in ex­change for him pay­ing for her home and in­come.

And now the un­usual con­tract, along with record­ings she made of their con­ver­sa­tions span­ning their 30-year af­fair, is be­ing brought to the West End.

The real-life anony­mous cou­ple – she is 88 and he is 93 – live in sep­a­rate houses in the same city on Amer­ica’s west coast.

In ex­change for ‘mistress ser­vices’, in­clud­ing ‘All sex­ual acts as re­quested, with sus­pen­sion of his­tor­i­cal, emo­tional, psy­cho­log­i­cal dis­claimers,’ he has pro­vided her with a com­fort­able life.

The un­con­ven­tional pair first met at univer­sity but drifted apart, be­fore meet­ing again 20 years later.

Their re­la­tion­ship has now formed the plot of a play writ­ten by Abi Mor­gan, the Bri­tish screen­writer

The pair penned a book called The Mistress Con­tract, only sign­ing them­selves as ‘She’ and ‘He’.

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