Full-length play set in a run-down public baths in London's East End, where five naked women meet to bathe and share their troubles. It won the 1981 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy when it opened in London. 5 women: 1) Josie, sensuous, uneducated hedonist who wants a man to take care of her but has a black eye to prove how unlucky she is at finding one. 2) Jane, a "remnant of the sixties", left her husband. 3) Nancy, an organizer, whose lawyer-husband left her. 4) Josie doesn't want to be boring like Nancy. 5) Dawn runs around wrapped in plastic. Vanessa Redgrave starred in the film. Judith Ivey starred in the Broadway revival.
Used availability for Nell Dunn's Steaming
November 1981 : UK Paperback