Set within visiting hour in the juvenile detention facility where he is living, the young man struggles to comprehend the manner of his crimes while she tentatively tries to reconcile her own story.

Wretch is based on stories you may have heard, real stories written in the media, about crimes committed by young men. But Wretch looks deep inside this relationship - the one that matters when nothing else does. After all, it is the judgment of a boy’s mother that is most damning, and her love that survives all.

You and me out here can choose to ignore, but stuck in their world neither of them can.

  • drama
  • 0
  • 2 total
  • 1 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Playlab


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Female | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 41

EXTRACT: The doctor come in, he feels sick at the sight of this dead wife on her slab, maybe he want some sucky sucky too, never mind you never mind who put it in, I got a gift in this mouth sucky sucky for you doc? Take off my tit I suck you good.

Adult themes


Male | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 32

EXTRACT: When the workers come for wake up I look at them, they don’t know. Nobody know, them doctors don’t know. Them police don’t know. Them judges don’t know. Them nurses don’t know. The boys don’t know. Them teachers don’t know. Them crowds of idiots don’t know. No one know and them that say so don’t know.

Adult themes


Male | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 9

EXTRACT: When she come in, all ashen and screwed up, standing there all looking worried and all that, hug her in private, look at her, laugh at her, smoke me fags, drag back the smoke, crack another cone, she's on the vals, look at her, white./ What happened to you? Been to doctor. Sick. How sick? Sick, like death upon me. You look okay - part from that albino thing going on. Gonna take off me tit. Got the sick in me tit.

Adult themes, Adult language


Female | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 23

EXTRACT: And he there, the one and only, this child of mine, he never know what he means to a mum like me. Factory, streets, lollipop lady, housing office, got us a little garden, and he weeds it never when I ask him, never saw that teacher again. When did the sick start, no choice, when the daddy man in the house know this bit of news its shame upon us all and out you go.



"Both mother and son have done it tough, and it shows. Dee does a fine job of portraying a rough and scheming woman, who finds that the looks and the body that once defined her are now failing and lacking in sexual appeal. Cerini gives a chillingly intense performance that reveals the physical and mental effects of drug abuse, violence and having too much time to think. Seated for the majority of the hour-long performance, they do so through facial expressions and posture."

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