A child's life is snuffed out by a joy-rider. Four years on, the parents and the young lad meet.
In this award-winning drama, writer Julian Armitstead explores the process of restorative or reparative justice, by which victim and offender are brought face to face, in a common endeavour to repair the harm caused by crime. Combining powerful naturalism with a strongly expressive thread, the drama unpicks the web of shared emotional devastation wrought on parents and killer alike.
The strength of Armitstead's writing lies in his compassionate objectivity: he draws his characters and the dilemmas they face with real clarity, showing their all too human weaknesses, but also the strength of their desire to find a way forward with their lives.
Julian Armitstead trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, before becoming a teacher of English and Drama in his late twenties. In addition to writing plays and radio dramas, Julian currently works as a writer in residence in a prison.