DOI: 10.5040/9781408172544.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 22. Roles: Male (2) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

A young woman on the eve of her thirtieth birthday returns to her parents’ home in the sweeping hills of the Peak District. But the house is full of memories, and down by the reservoir she hears a voice from a drowned village. In time, every secret must come to the surface.

In her introduction, playwright Charlotte Keatley says: 'I've tried to write a play about the way we all carry damage that has happened to people in our families – for generations – until the story is let out and the hurt is acknowledged and can be released. There seems to me a deep parallel between this and the way we treat the earth we live on.'

Our Father was commissioned by the Watford Palace Theatre, and first performed there in 2012.

From Our Father


Bloomsbury Publishing

Charlotte Keatley

ISBN: 9781408172513

Series: Modern Plays

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