The Best of Friends

by  Hugh Whitemore

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

In 1924, when George Bernard Shaw was 68, his friend Sydney Cockerell, then Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, introduced him to a Benedictine nun at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire. Dame Laurentia McLachlan, later to be elected Abbes…

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The Best of Friends

by  Hugh Whitemore

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    2m, 1f
  • SubGenre

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    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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In 1924, when George Bernard Shaw was 68, his friend Sydney Cockerell, then Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, introduced him to a Benedictine nun at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire. Dame Laurentia McLachlan, later to be elected Abbess, enjoyed a lively friendship with both Shaw and Cockerell for over twenty-five years. Whitemore's play is based upon the letters and writings of the three friends.
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Setting: A sitting-room, a conservatory, a study

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2m, 1f
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Hugh Whitemore

Hugh Whitemore was born in 1936. He studied for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he later became a member of the Council. He began his writing career in British television (contributing to The Wednesday Play, Armchair Theatre and Play for Today) and twice received Writers' Guild Awards. He has als ...

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