It tells the story of a family living under the power of the vicious Billy, who physically, emotionally, and sexually abuses his wife, Mary, and children, Susan and Janet. The stage play is adapted from the radio production of the same name.
The stage version of the play was first performed at the Lyric Hammersmith, London on 31 May 2000. It also won the 1996 Writers' Guild award for Best original Radio Play and the 1997 Sony Award for Best Original Drama.
This play is about control and how the family is bonded by abuse. After so many years the two daughters shoot their father during an epileptic fit.