A Daughter's A Daughter
A Daughter’s A Daughter
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Colleen Batson
Performance Dates: 9th – 13th April 2019
This production is Beckenham Theatre’s 2019 entry into both the Bromley Theatre Guild Festival and the Kent Drama Association Festival, with adjudication nights on Thursday, 11th April and Wednesday 10th April respectively.
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 it’s made it’s not over and done with.”
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. – Agatha Christie.
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”.
↳ Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday