Don't Buy A Winter Coat



A reluctant husband is forced to face up to the reality of his wife's terminal illness.


When Megan first tells Anton that she's afraid something's wrong, he brushes her fears away.

Later, when they're sitting in the waiting room at the Oncology Department, he still refuses to believe that Megan is ill.

Even when the diagnosis of cervical cancer is given, he struggles to accept it.

He hopes against hope for a miracle.

But in this story there is no miracle, and Meic Povey's play traces the journey of a man faced with losing the woman he loves.

It's a searingly honest account, based on his own experience, of facing up to the reality of a partner's terminal illness.


Eiry Thomas


Steffan Rhodri

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll

Further Information

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A reluctant husband is forced to face up to the reality of his wife's terminal illness.