The near future, United Kingdom of England and Wales. The government is fighting to control a country gripped by terrorism and economic decline. London and other major cities have become militarized zones where citizens’ rights are heavily curtailed.
A college graduate still living with her parents in London is handed an escape route in the form of an invitation to join a mysterious commune on a remote Welsh island. Is there more to this apparent utopia than meets the eye?
The Comforted is a tragedy set in the south of England in 2016, between the EU referendum in June and the US election in November.
Frank Greenaway is a dour government press officer, who thinks his life has hit rock bottom when his wife is killed after driving her car into a tree. But his relationship with a teenage girl, and a government leak inquiry, mean that his troubles are just beginning.