Hilary is fifty years old. She has a routine and unexciting passionless relationship with her husband Mark. The rift between them is wedged firmly and a point of constant contention is fifteen year old daughter Tilly. Feisty and rebellious, she has a volatile relationship with Hilary and when Hilary discovers she has been having sex with fellow fifteen year old boyfriend Josh, she goes to visit his parents to discuss the problem. Here we meet icy Bea, Josh’s Mum, and Actor and charmer Roland, Josh’s Dad, who takes a liking to Hilary and his failing marriage makes him the hungrier for her attention. Roland later tells Hilary of an encounter he has heard about from Josh, where Tilly slept with two boys at a party. This is of much concern to Hilary who confronts Tilly. A trip away to Norfolk with Roland, Josh and Francis sees the family messes come to a head with a hilarious burlesque routine from Francis, Hilary’s friend also struggling to cope with being 50 and being single.
Mark has moved out when it turns out Tilly’s fallen pregnant. The two families and Tilly’s with child friend Lyndsey have a meeting, where views are aired and blame is portioned and a huge row kicks off. We meet Cam, who is a new friend of Tilly’s, he throws Hilary a bit off kilter and it is he who teaches her that Tilly does love her deeply. With many surprising (and often hilarious) twists the audience see Hilary on her own journey of self understanding.