A moving and darkly comic story of an Afghanistan veteran's search for redemption, and a fascinating insight into the plight of ex-servicemen in modern Britain. Ex-squaddie Ray - mentally scarred from his time in Afghanistan - returns home to Doncaster to attempt to see his kids and reconcile with his ex-wife, Carla - mentally scarred from her marriage to Ray. A pub lock-in provides the setting for the humorous, heart-wrenching action that follows. Glory Dazed won the BBC's Alfred Bradley Bursary Prize 2011. It was developed in collaboration with ex-soldiers serving prison sentences at HMP & YOI Doncaster by Second Shot Productions, a social enterprise that exists to give serving prisoners and ex-offenders opportunities within creative industries.
Cat Jones is a writer for stage, screen and radio. Her first play, Rendered, was runner up in the Theatre503/Old Vic New Voices Award. She went on to be Writer in Residence at HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottingham where she wrote her second play BOX, the story of a controversial prisoner she worked closely with at the jail. Cat has since moved to HMP and YOI Doncaster where she founded Second Shot Productions, a film and theatre production company, run as a social enterprise within the prison walls. Cat worked on the first series of the BBC 1 drama PRISONERS WIVES as a prison advisor and has just finished writing a play for The National Youth Theatre. She is a member of the advanced studio writer's programme at the Royal Court Theatre and in 2012 completed the Channel 4 screenwriting and Shine Productions mentoring programmes.