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Dear Daddy

Denis Cannan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 4m

A Play for four womena and four men.

OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Bernard's book-dealin business is in difficulties and in order to tide it over a family gathering has been called to readjust a trust he had drawn up for his children: but what might have been expected to be a happy meeting of parents and children for a generous purpose becomes instead a revelation far from affectionate relationships. The unexpected arrival of Delia, his first wife, now an embittered, alcoholic, stirs up hidden resentments and underneath it's civilised exterior the family is shown to be a boiling pot of spite and antagonisms, far removed from the conventional representation. Somehow things are cooled down as the meeting breaks up, and Bernard and his second wife Mary are left alone again-perhaps to benefit from the unedifying events-perhaps not. 

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Living room of Benard's house
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4f, 4m
Cast Attributes

BERNARD- Book dealer

DELIA- His first wife

MARY- His second wife

FRANK- His solicitor

GILLIAN- His daughter

BILLY- His elder son

CHARLES- His younger son

GWEN- Charles's girl

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Authors

Author

Denis Cannan

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