AD2014090120150202 (R4)

Andrew Scott (Moriarty in the BBC's Sherlock) and Charlotte Riley (Cathy in ITV's Wuthering Heights and Nance in the film Edge of Tomorrow) play two expert liars who meet in an ocular prosthetics clinic. Elena, a teacher, is about to undergo surgery to receive a cosmetic eye to replace one of hers which has been disfigured by glaucoma. Sean, her prosthetics specialist, is crafting and hand-painting a shell to exactly match Elena's good eye. Flattered by her interest in him, Sean embarks on a relationship with her, in part as a distraction from his own chaotic life, but the closer they get, the more he realises that her charismatic stories may all be lies. Is Elena ready for surgery and is Sean ready for a relationship?

Directed by Liz Webb

A first radio play by Claudine Toutoungi, who has written several plays for theatre including Bit Part for The Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, Life Skills for Shared Experience Youth Theatre at The Hampstead Theatre, Risk Assessment for Theatre 503, The Echo Chamber for The Cockpit Theatre and Dumb for the Corpus Playroom Cambridge. She is also a poet with work published in PN Review, The Delinquent and Magma and by Bloodaxe.