FOLIE A TROIS
First Broadcast 2005. Radio 4 Friday Play.
60 minute original drama.
A bleak but humorous tale of mental illness.
Friday Play. The play is named after a psychiatric condition shared by two or more people who are mutually dependent. This drama is inspired by the real case of three sisters and their elderly aunt who locked themselves in their home and deliberately starved themselves to death. Here, events are relocated to a Scottish suburb where Minnie, a woman in her thirties, lives with her mother and aunt. The two older women are agoraphobic, while Minnie believes that the television sends her messages and that the Apocalypse is approaching.
Cast: Molly Innes, Eileen McCallum, Colette O’Neil
Folie a Trois was nominated for The Imison Award which is awarded by the Society of Authors and encourages new talent by rewarding the best original radio drama script by a writer new to radio.