A car crash. A middle aged woman falls for a younger man. What's the connection?
Emily Steel is a new Welsh radio writer, currently under commission to the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. In her first radio play, developed through BBC writersroom, she takes an unusual approach to romance in later life and the consequences of passion.
Unhappily married Nicola whose reclusive writer husband has little time for her or her work has settled into her existence as a café cum gallery owner. David is a teenager whom she hires as a summer help. Little by little, she finds herself drawn to him, and they become friends. When he falls in love with a girl his own age, she finds to her horror that she is jealous - friendship is in fact love.
As we follow the development of their relationship, we flash back and forth to an apparently unrelated car crash, caused by teenage Adam, driving his dad's car, after an illicit night out with a girl. When Nicola finally tells Stephen about her feelings for David, there are dramatic consequences.
The play brings together Nicola and Adam's stories, two seemingly unrelated incidents, to a powerful conclusion.
Nicola ..... Sara MacGaughey
Stephen ..... Steffan Rhodri
David ..... Gareth Aled
Jess ..... Anya Murphy
Adam ..... Scott Arthur
Paramedic ..... Gareth Pierce
Policewoman ..... Lynne Seymour.
A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Polly Thomas.