by Jane Wainwright (2012)
Directed by Robert Hastie. Cast: Richard Beanland. Leah Brotherhead. Kathryn Drysdale. John Hodgkinson. Tessa Peake-Jones. Paula Wilcox.
Dennis used to be on track for the life he wanted. He had a loving wife, and a newborn son. Now his wife has gone, and the baby has grown into a man. Only he didn’t turn out quite how Dennis had imagined – Andrew is a sex offender.
As the two men are forced together by circumstance, Dennis realises that the ties between a father and son aren’t so easy to undo. As Andrew’s acts grow increasingly perverse and Dennis finds himself punished for his son’s actions, we begin to question who the real victim is.
A story of two men who must learn to love each other.
Playwright Jane Wainwright was born in Derbyshire. She was a member of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme, their Invitation Group for Playwrights and their ‘Supergroup’ of twelve specially selected writers. Plays include Barrow Hill starring Janet Henfrey (Finborough Theatre), In World, performed as part of Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights (Finborough Theatre), Hands Free, part of ‘AVE IT!, in the Coming Up Later season (The Old Vic Tunnels) and Pet’s Corner (The Miniaturists at the Arcola Theatre). She was shortlisted for the WritersRoom 10 scheme and the BBC Heartlands new writing scheme, and her play In World was part of the final shortlist in last year’s Papatango New Writing Competition. Jane is ‘fostered’ by OffWestEnd’s Adopt A Playwright Award.