INK spills into London with Daughter by Bill Cashmore. This newly developed drama won best new play at the INK Festival 2016.
With sell out shows and a fantastic 4* review the INK SPILL transfer couldn’t have gone better.
Daughter… has been developed from an award-winning short play at this year’s INK Festival, which showcases short scripts for film, radio and stage from writers with an East Anglian connection. Directed by Julia Sowerbutts, Bill Cashmore’s play is a funny and heart-warming portrayal of a father-daughter relationship, but with a twist in the tale…
Two men meet on a park bench during their lunch break. One’s a new dad of just 11 days to baby Phoebe, finding his feet in a strange world of nappies and sleep deprivation. The other is older and a collector of random facts, who seizes the opportunity to impart a few pearls of wisdom. Over the following weeks, the two begin to become friends, meeting regularly at the same spot to chat about fatherhood and babies – but one of them has a secret that might just change everything.
“Condensed into just 55 minutes, Daughter packs quite a punch. This is a play about family and the importance of appreciating every second we have with the people we love – but it also reflects on the nature of memory and those “flashbulb moments” that stay with us forever, for better or worse. A powerful piece of theatre, both enjoyable and haunting, Daughter is well worth a visit.”
Review by Liz Dyer
London Theatre 1