"My father was blind but we never mentioned it."
A funny and poignant autobiographical play by John Mortimer (creator of Rumpole of the Bailey) about growing up in the shadow of his blind and eccentric father. Mortimer senior was a renowned divorce barrister whose tea-time conversation could be expected to take in music hall songs, adultery, evolution, the ridiculous inconvenience of sex, Shakespeare, the importance of avoiding the temptation to do anything heroic in wartime, and the nightly ritual of drowning the earwigs that plague the garden he tends but cannot see. As well as introducing us to a gallery of memorable and often hilarious characters, the play offers a delicate exploration of the relationship between fathers and sons.
First performed in 1971 with Alec Guinness and Jeremy Brett as the father and son, the play was also filmed by the BBC with Laurence Olivier and Alan Bates and revived by the Donmar in 2006 with Derek Jacobi.
at the Welsh Church Hall
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Fri 2 November 2012, 8pm
Sat 3 November 2012, 2.30 and 8pm
Fri 9 November 2012, 8pm
Sat 10 November 2012, 2.30 and 8pm
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|Ham/Mr Morrow/Doctor||Ben Wille|
|Film Director/Ensemble||Stuart Clark|
|Mr Thong/George/Ensemble||Mike Withnall|
|Ringer Lean/Ensemble||Gerald Fitzpatrick|
|Miss Cox/Doris||Salley Rear|
|Miss Baker/ATS||Lindsay Morrison|
|ATS/Miss Ferguson/Ensemble||Rachel Peter|
|Mrs Reigate/Ensemble||LJ Hickerton|
|Son as a Boy/Second Boy||Kai Holland|
|Reigate/First Boy||Harvey Saunders|
|Director||Gill Taylor||Producer||Lesley Winterflood|
|Stage Manager/Set Design||Rachel Narborough||Sound||Peter Raggett|
|Lighting||Rob Benton, Katharina Alex,
Peter Raggett, Danny Mullings
|Costumes||Victoria Bettelheim||Make-up||Jeannette Tucker|
|Set construction||Stephen Cahill-Hayes, the cast|
|Front of House Managers||Jenny Moorby, Richard Penney|