These 8 plays will be considered by the judges at their meeting on 27th January 2022.
It’s Della who forced her Mam to arrange this get-together after stumbling upon their family secret – that when Karen was her age she was convicted of an unforgiveable crime and spent over a decade in prison before being released with a new identity. Della is desperate to find out what makes Karen tick, and Karen is terrified she’ll tell her.
They recreate the acts of violence exactly. They find supporters: in Maggie, a therapist who has heard too much, and Tim, a doctor who has seen too much. But as the work begins to endanger them all, one by one the team abandon the project, leaving Meg to reconcile with the insane ambition of what she wants to achieve: to freeze the seemingly endless wave of violence by directing that violence back on itself. It’s impossible for her to continue alone. But it’s unthinkable to her to go back.