Simon hides from the world. Once outgoing and full of spark, life and his girlfriend Tracey have let him down. The latter is even going out with a famous footballer, adding insult to injury. Consequently Simon retreated into a world of self-absorbed introspection. In Conditions he became entangled in Charles’s life and circle of friend almost by accident.
Simon is used to avoiding people, but in Conditioned his boss co-erces him into an awkward position that might change all that, however hard Simon tried to avoid it.
Once again he is forced to face the outside world, interact with it and, maybe this time, even try and build bridges and get over them? Catherine’s wedding becomes more than a reminder of what he might have had with Tracey. I always pictured Simon a bit like Ewan MacGregor, who can play shy and geeky so well with a good dose of attractiveness.
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CONDITIONED dives back into the world of gardener Charles, his friends and the state of his mental health – one year on. We meet loner Simon and his battle with the outside world, co-dependent Martha and her abusive husband Clive, neurotic poet Catherine on the verge of getting married, Tony, who finds his strange brother Charles a challenge, psychic Elaine looking for a new direction in life and quirky widow Sarah Roseberg who has a go at sorting out all of their problems.
CONDITIONS aimed to sensitise readers and make them think about tolerance and acceptance.
CONDITIONED wants readers to look beyond their attitude towards Conditions and examine what we all do and what we can do to overcome our challenges. The sequel is another snapshot of this circle of friends. Some will have improved their lives, others will not.
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When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family. The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside. Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast. Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.