When Brian loses his job, he and Jen and their two kids move in with Jen's mother. But it's not easy for an old woman to adapt to four more people in the house. Especially when her son-in-law thinks she's going senile and her daughter won't let her have an egg for tea.

And then there's the big dog that appears at her window every night... Is the menace real, or a just a figment of an old woman's imagination?

Menace was broadcast on the ABC's Radio National program Airplay in 2007.

A stage version of this script can be found here.

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