Maxine Peake shows the true menace of domestic abuse in Refuge ‘Surface’ campaign

The easing of the lockdown doesn’t mean that domestic violence is any less of an issue, as this 10-minute drama by McCann Bristol, created for Refuge, demonstrates.

There are social media cutdowns, but if you’ve got the time it’s worth watching Maxine Peake all the way through. Her portrayal of an abused woman whose life has been in lockdown for years thanks to a controlling lover, is restrained and compelling.

Sandra Horley, CEO of Refuge, said: “Women watching Surfaces will not only identify with Maxine’s brilliant depiction of an abused woman, but they will also know that they not alone. Refuge is here around the clock, providing specialist, confidential, non-judgmental support. If, like Alix, you are frightened of your partner, reach out and contact us.”

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Emma Hall is a journalist and editorial consultant and is the former Europe Editor of Ad Age, where she covered European marketing advertising, digital and media stories. She has written for newspapers including the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times and the Telegraph, and was previously a section editor at Campaign. Emma started her career in New York as a researcher for a biography of Keith Richards.