Loyalty (Oberon Modern Plays) Paperback – 1 Jul 2011
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...a very human account of two people caught between conflicting loyalties and constantly testing their loyalty to each other. Helm's play could, of course, be seen as an act of disloyalty in itself, but it also acts as a reminder that while soldiers and innocent Iraqi civilians who died in the conflict were the real casualties of the war, truth was a major casualty too. --The Guardian
...absolutely compelling in its semi-autobiographical picture of a middle-class domestic household shaken, both physically and ideologically, by the Iraq War.... Edward Hall's production is hugely enjoyable. Rich in such telling detail, as well as insider information... What's On Stage
A sensational drama written by the partner of a key Blair aide... Sarah Helm records events unfolding in Washington and London from her unique perspective at the epicentre of world politics... The revelations about Blair are fascinating. - Spectator
Akin to an expanded episode of The Thick of It. Evening Standard
An urgency and insight that most playwrights would kill for... Helm writes with the confidence and scepticism of one intimately acquainted with the ruling classes. --Jewish Chronicle
...absolutely compelling in its semi-autobiographical picture of a middle-class domestic household shaken, both physically and ideologically, by the Iraq War.... Edward Hall's production is hugely enjoyable. Rich in such telling detail, as well as insider information... 3 stars --Whats On Stage.com
About the Author
Sarah Helm has been a journalist for more than twenty years. She was a reporter and feature writer on the Sunday Times before becoming a founding member of the Independent in 1986. She was the Independent's Diplomatic Editor and later became the Middle East and then European Correspondent for the same paper. Sarah Helm is the recipient of the British Press Award of Specialist Writer of the Year and was awarded the Laurence Stern Fellowship by the Washington Post.