This is a monologue I wrote for the actress Madeleine Bowyer who plays Amanda in Bad Acid. Inspired by the Talking Heads series written by Alan Bennett in 1988 and 1998, it tells the story of a housewife and her husband and how their life unravels after going to a barbecue at a wealthy neighbour’s house. Madeleine rehearsed the twelve-minute monologue for several weeks and we shot the entire film in four hours. It is a mesmerising performance. I will be submitting it to festivals in 2016.