by Jackie Malton. Leaving prison for the first time in 26 years, and trying to stay sober, a charismatic ex-con moves in on the family of his AA buddy, and nearly blows it apart. A tender study of addiction, in all its forms.
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole
This is Jackie Malton's first play. She is best known as the inspiration for DCI Jane Tennison, Helen Mirren's iconic character in Prime Suspect. Her police career, initially in the Leicestershire and then the Metropolitan Police Forces, was notable for her rise within the ranks of a very male, heterosexual establishment while being a woman detective who was openly gay. Malton worked in a number of areas, including The Flying Squad, Murder Squad and Fraud Squad. She also acted as a whistle-blower against police corruption in the 1980s. Since then she has worked as a consultant on TV crime dramas, as an addiction counsellor, and works in partnership with Graham Godden the ex-'M25 Bandit' on the 'Youth Empowerment Crime Diversion Scheme'.