Latecomers features three actors and a roast chicken. The final night of the shiva is over and Kate sits alone in her cosy north-London semi, recovering more from the trauma of mourners occupying the house for a week, than the actual death of her husband. The doorbell rings and it is Jess, bearing a roast chicken and claiming to be a concerned neighbour. But Kate has never seen her before. From there develops a fascinating duo-log, in which Kate tries to fight off her food laden visitor, the ultimate overbearing Jewish neighbour. But Jess has a reason for her visit; she is the shivas latecomer , with a secret which must ultimately be revealed.