Originally published: in print in Plays seven. London: Methuen Drama, 2003. Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on Feb. 25, 2013).
'Olly's Prison' is a hard and painful vision of a selfish and disconnected society from which is it impossible to escape. Mike tries to talk to his daughter and get her to drink the cup of tea he has made. She will not answer, or drink it, or even move. And suddenly their world turns to tragedy. Many of the scenes are set in prison, as Mike is incarcerated for his crime, but it seems the greater and more profound prison is outside. While incarcerated, Mike is denied suicide; when released, he is denied freedom. 'Olly's Prison', first broadcast by BBC TV in 1993, is a bleak condemnation of society's helpless inhumanity.