19:00, Thu 13th – Sat 15th July 2017 at Corpus Playroom
Following six very successful performances around the country, Jane Bower brings her remarkable solo show Daddy's Diaries back to Cambridge.
Throughout WWII Jane's father Leonard Bower kept a diary. Still a highly intelligent conversationalist at 97, his memoirs offer a mix of humour and poignancy; always a wit and a wordsmith, Len’s turns of phrase bring delight and pain, and his style has been likened to that of Alan Bennett. He was a highly gifted clarinettist and a trained illustrator, and there will be an exhibition of Len's work on display.
Daddy’s Diaries is inspired by the discovery of Len’s diaries in a box. The piece includes the inescapable legacy of WWI, an unexpected link with Germany, a love story, Len’s memories, illustrations and original recordings to create a picture of one man’s journey towards peace.
'What a stunning performance. I was both fascinated and emotional.'
The play is suitable for age 11 and over. https://www.snailtales.org/single-post/2017/07/03/How-a-fathers-diaries-inspired-a-truly-remarkable-one-woman-show
Jane's last play was a commission from the actress Maureen Lipman. www.janebower.com