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Daughter's A Daughter, A - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Daughter's A Daughter, A

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

4m, 5f

ISBN: PMS0000000209

An intense personal drama of family ties in two acts.

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Description | Characters | Author | Reviews
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Description

Full Length Play

Melodrama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in a red brick Victorian mansion block, near Sloane Square, London.

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

The love between a mother and daughter turns to jealousy and bitterness in this intense and personal drama.

Ann Prentice falls in love with Richard Caulfield and hopes for a new life and happiness. Only her daughter, Sarah, takes an instant jealous dislike to him. Resentment slowly corrodes their relationship as each seeks comfort in the formidable and knowing Dame Laura Whitstable who remarks, “the trouble with sacrifice is that once its made its not over and done with.”

REVIEWS

“Christie is beady-eyed and brutally honest on the psychology of the mother-daughter relationship.” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 

“The play is a revelation and its emotional intensity is at variance with most of her crime plays. This is Christie writing with her heart rather than her head. She is not concerned with clues and suspects and alibis but with human dilemmas and life choices.” - John Curran, The Guardian 


The play, whose writing predates that of the novel of the same name, premiered on 9th July 1956, at the Theatre Royal, Bath. It was billed under the name Westmacott - the pseudonym under which Christie also wrote 6 semi-autobiographical novels exploring human psychology in greater depth and offering a fascinating insight into Christie’s relationships with her family. Her daughter Rosalind Hicks describes the books as “bitter-sweet stories about love”. 

Characters

CASTING

4m, 5f

EDITH
ANN PRENTICE
RICHARD CAULDFIELD
DAME LAURA WHITSTABLE
SARAH PRENTICE
JERRY LLOYD
LAWRENCE STEENE
BASIL MOWBRAY
DORIS CAULDFIELD
Author
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Born in 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, to ... view full profile

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