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Script – My Wonderful Day

Script – My Wonderful Day

My Wonderful Day by Alan Auckbourn
Published by Samuel French
4F 2M

From the Publishers:

Winnie is nearly nine and the Play is seen through her eyes …

Her mum, Laverne, is second-generation Afro-Caribbean and heavily pregnant but continues with her cleaning job since her husband left while she dreams of moving the family back to Martinique

Tuesdays are special – Laverne insists that Winnie speaks only French (in preparation for Martinique) and today is Tuesday — not her usual day to clean at the north London house of Kevin Tate, an affluent, bad-tempered, philandering, minor television personality

Not well enough to go to school, Winnie accompanies her mum and settles down to her homework – an essay entitled “My Wonderful Day” Throughout the course of the next few hours, the shy, astute and ever-watchful Winnie will amass plenty of material for her essay as a variety of adults parades before her – Kevin’s baby-talking and patronizing mistress, his vengeful wife, and the hungover family friend who pours out his heart believing that Winnie doesn’t speak English

But as events reach a frenzied climax, Winnie’s essay will speak volumes …

This hilarious and bitter-sweet classic from Alan Ayckbourn premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough before transferring to New York and a UK tour

“Alan Ayckbourn back on blistering form … and breaking new ground. The play is often blissfully and farcically funny. But there is an ache of sorrow here for children who have to grow up too quickly” ~ Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

“ … a startling play full of Ayckbourn’s rueful, comic wisdom” ~ Michael Billington, Guardian

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