“Last twenty-nine years... You haven’t had to make any decisions. I’ve paid every bill, made every sacrifice… But now… You made a choice. You’re gonna have to face the consequence.”

Anne is tired. Tired of menopause. Tired of working in a dying NHS. And tired of her lazy sexist husband Don. But they’ve been together twenty-nine years. They know each other inside out. They’ve survived so much.

Then COVID-19 plunges the country into lockdown, forcing them to isolate together. After all, the home is a place of safety… isn’t it?

As the world falls apart outside, Anne and Don’s marriage slowly falls apart inside. But soon there will be a solution. Won’t there? Inspired by true events, Jab is a black comedy drama exploring power, gender, domestic violence, conspiracy theories, ignorance, and the limits of love.

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


James McDermott

James McDermott trained at the University of East Anglia with an MA (Distinction) in Scriptwriting, the Royal Court Writers Group, Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab, Hampstead Theatre’s Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme, Criterion Theatre’s New Writing Programme and Menagerie T ...

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