Dating can be tough – but even more so for lawyers, according to the plot of The Invisible, the Law Society-sponsored play about the impact of legal aid cuts which opened last night. 

It opens with solicitor Gail, who works in a law centre, out with Ken, whom she met through a dating site. When the date starts to turn sour, Gail decides to leave, prompting Ken to grab her handbag in a bid to stop her. You see, he chose her because she is a lawyer and he needs her advice.

‘You asked me out on a date for legal advice?’ a shocked Gail cries out. Obiter wonders if this is an uncommon scene.  

Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Invisible is playing at The Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush, London, to 15 August. A full review will appear in next Monday's Gazette