Dear Daddy

by  Denis Cannan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

A Play for four womena and four men.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • Duration


    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Bernard's book-dealin business is in difficulties and in order to tide it over a family gathering has been called to readjust a trust he had drawn up for his children: but what might have been expected to be a happy meeting of parents and children for a generous purpose becomes instead a revelation far from affectionate relationships. The unexpected arrival of Delia, his first wife, now an embittered, alcoholic, stirs up hidden resentments and underneath it's civilised exterior the family is shown to be a boiling pot of spite and antagonisms, far removed from the conventional representation. Somehow things are cooled down as the meeting breaks up, and Bernard and his second wife Mary are left alone again-perhaps to benefit from the unedifying events-perhaps not. 
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Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Living room of Benard's house
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


4m, 4f

BERNARD- Book dealer

DELIA- His first wife

MARY- His second wife

FRANK- His solicitor

GILLIAN- His daughter

BILLY- His elder son

CHARLES- His younger son

GWEN- Charles's girl

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