The Janna Years

One-act play for three women and two men.

Ruby’s bosarding house is home to an odd mix of characters: Abe, the middle-aged divorcee; Chas, the northerner forced to find work in the south; Fleur, housed there by her social worker and Holly, struggling to save enough to move out. When Abe’s daughter Janna fails to arrive for the weekend as planned, frustrations and emotions are revealed in a scene, the tension of which is only released by Ruby’s announcement that it is her birthday. The reason for Janna’s absence is finally revealed but not until relationships between the characters have subtly and irrevocably changed in the moving and well-observed play about five lonely people. Published by Samuel French