Bothered and Bewildered

Bothered and Bewildered

Bothered and Bewildered

Bothered and Bewildered


As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer's, Irene blurs reality with her passion for romantic literature. She spends hours discussing how best to write her ‘memory book’ with her imaginary friend and favourite author Barbara Cartland (the deceased, world-famous romantic novelist), disclosing long-kept family secrets that she would never divulge to her daughters. This tragicomedy is about memory, loss, secrets and – above all – love.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Gail Young

Gail Young has directed and acted with community theatre groups for many years in the Chester and Wirral area of NW England. She turned her hand to writing in 2005 and took her first full-length play, Cheshire Cats, to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006 with Guilden Sutton Players. ...

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