The play opens with the main characters having just enjoyed a sumptuous dinner to celebrate their graduation in a private party in Belgravia, London. These ‘bright young things’ have clearly had plenty to drink and are in a very mellow and self-congratulatory mood. Life looks very rosy for them as they bask in their academic glory, until the arrival of a journalist who is there to take photos of them, but who starts to ask them a lot of questions about the suicide attempt of their former tutor and colleague.
They each in turn, try to justify their selfish, callow and vindictive behaviour and they discover that each of them has played a part in pushing their tutor and colleague a step closer to his suicide attempt. Their excuses and convoluted justifications will make you rage with anger and disgust. They are forced to reflect on their behaviour as the evidence mounts against them, but do they really learn from what they have done? Or are they able to just carry on behaving in the same self-centred way?