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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Performed at Bolton Little Theatre 7th – 12th April, Bury Met Theatre 26th June and Studio Salford 29th June 2014.

For details of performance rights, please send e-mail with details of proposed production to john@jcwaterhouse.co.uk

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In 2012, a writing commission was received to dramatize the true story of Flora Jewsbury, who was given away by her natural parents to be looked after by friends, in the early part of the twentieth century. Shortly before her death in 1993, Flora typed out the story of her early life for her daughter Edith so that she could understand the difficulties that her mother had had to cope with in her early life.

This document was now been turned into a one-act play, which gives interesting and at times, disturbing insights into aspects of English urban life in the early part of the 20th century. The premier was at the Forge Theatre in Bolton on the 7th April 2014.

Photos of the actual people in ‘Dear Daughter’:-

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