My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?

DOI: 10.5040/9781408162675.00000045
Roles: Male (1) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name has only two characters, a woman and her grandfather many miles apart but speaking their reminiscences together in a tender and moving duet. Accompanied by voices from Andrea’s childhood, they recount how she grew up with the war stories of her Protestant loyalist grandfather, learning to be proud of where she came from, but discovering that there are new places to go as well. It is a simple and beautiful play, an aching cry of pacifism, full of love, pride and regret.

The play was first produced in Belfast for BBC Radio 4 in 1987; the first stage production was in 1989 at the Dublin Theatre Festival.