Who Dares to care in a care home?
Kevin is fifty-five and lives with five other adults with learning disabilities in a bungalow on the seaside. Kevin is ‘happy’, all his needs are met, and he has his own room and a car. Kevin is a success. Kevin, however, can’t walk or talk and is doubly incontinent. Back to where we all began, Kevin is having trouble swallowing and breathing but if given the chance he knows he could love. And he’s beginning to think that Jenny, one of his carers, is the ultimate answer.
But Kevin has competition in the form of Conrad, his Care Coordinator. Conrad’s had 12 Psychiatrists, 5 years of therapy and shedloads of medication but now he wants to put something back into society. He might not have a heart but he but he thinks Jenny has. The only trouble is he’s losing weight.
Together Kevin and Conrad journey in and out of their histories, passions and dreams towards an uncertain future in an attempt to understand the universe, care in the community and the sensual properties of Maltesers.
The Overflowing Landscape explores the vulnerability in all of us and asks, ‘What do we want from love in the 21st century?’