By Jane Bower
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