Spokenworld Audio, February 2014
Set in 1983, this two-hander began
with Nancy Temperley (Rosalyn Landor) embarking on a nocturnal search of a deserted landscape in the north of England, searching
for clues as to what happened a quarter of a century earlier, when a local holiday camp burned down, killing all the residents
(including her parents) but apparently leaving Nancy unscathed.
During her tape-recorded searches, she unexpectedly encounters David (Simon Jones), a mysterious
figure who does not appear to inhabit the present, but apparently knows everything about what happened. Through a series
of repeated question-and-answer sessions, it transpires that he and Nancy are related to one another; and that Nancy is not
quite whom she thinks she is. She believes she is a forty-one-year-old single woman, teaching part-time at Leeds Polytechnic,
but David makes her realize that, ever since that night of the fire, her existence has been completely different
to what she previously experienced.
An intriguing little mystery, focusing in particular on questions of identity and being. Although
we may inhabit the world and believe ourselves to be certain people, in truth we might be leading half-lives. Our innermost
souls might think very differently. The director was Neil Gardner.