Arthur is an OAP, hiding out from the world in his grotty high-rise. He’d move—if it weren’t for his missing teenage son. Today is Michael’s 18th birthday—will he finally come home? But the person Arthur finally lets in turns out to be someone else entirely. This boy is seeking refuge from The Fights—the raging riots sparked years ago by a notorious computer game.
Helena Thompson studied scriptwriting under David Edgar and April De Angelis at Birmingham University. Her plays Bluebeard’s Wives (ICA) and Open House (the List’s festival highlight of the year and Time Out Critic’s Choice) are published by Plays International. Her short film High Above the Sky has two distribution deals, three prizes and over 20 festival screenings worldwide. She was on the National Theatre’s attachment scheme and writes afternoon plays for Radio 4.