03.09.04 Loaded* (Friday play)
R4, 20 Dec 99, A man gets back from the office, but
finds his home occupied by another family, and no-one
recognizes him. A little like a Daphne du Maurier short
story I read some years ago. Rpt. BBC7, Xmas 2007.
Interesting play about the conflict between two ways
of living: career go-getters and less ambitious, family
types who want a quiet life ("losers", as some of the
career men will have it). A young man and his wife go
to Australia to visit his dying father. His brother, a
high-flying salesman, shows him what he could do
if he put his mind to it. I thought it was
going towards a tame finish, but there was an
unexpected twist at the end. Some strong language, too,
but it was a first class piece of writing and an
excellent production. 60m, Friday play.
Directed by Nadia Molinari. With James Nickerson,
Nicholas Sidi, Kaye Wragg and Sarah Vandenburgh.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Asterisked plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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