She's Been Away
About She's Been Away
She’s Been Away is a 1989 British television play by Stephen Poliakoff and directed by Sir Peter Hall. In her final appearance it starred Dame Peggy Ashcroft, who won two awards at the Venice International Film Festival for her performance, as did Geraldine James.
Poliakoff and Hall present an agonizing depiction of medical bureaucracy ruining one life and nearly killing two others, with Ashcroft and James leaving memorable performances.