|20140612||20150205 (R4)||Men Who Sleep in Cars by Michael Symmons Roberts|
Three man whose lives have been turned upside down by the recession sleep in their cars, caught in an economic trap.
On one night in the week preceding England's first World Cup fixture , Marley, Antonio and McCulloch spend the night in their cars on the streets of Manchester having lost all their economic and social power. They hide away in disused car parks or in industrial estates, trying to snatch sleep. They listen to the radio for company, hearing the build up to the World Cup where some of the most powerful men in the world of sport compete on the world stage.
As they play develops we gradually learn how these three came to sleep in their cars, and how their lives interconnect. There's an excitement, a freedom even, to living alone out in the world like this, the moments of peace - rain on the car's roof.
Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts.