Dad's Tale (1960)

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World Premiere: 19 December 1960
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough
London Premiere: N/A
Venue: N/A

Play Number: 3
Published: No
Other Media: No

Short Synopsis: A Christmas play incorporating balletic interludes in which a poor family dreams of happier times.

Note: Written under the pseudonym of Roland Allen. Dad's Tale has been withdrawn for production and has never been published.

Amateur: Not available for production
Professional: Not available for production
Dad's Tale Quote
"It’s so easy for you, isn’t it? Just a few pounds here and a few pounds there and everyone’s happy. You think this is just one big joke, having no money? Just another Christmas game - like Postman’s Knock. If you knew what it was like, you’d think again."

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