In the Shadows

In the Shadows

We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven,
Nor sunning themselves among the bald in hell;”

[On the Death of Friends in Childhood – Donald Justice]

The death of a daughter. A brother. A best friend. Which grief is strongest? Stephen is struggling to come to terms with his daughter’s death. Sorting through boxes of things from his past – old photographs, vinyl records – he starts to sing Tom Robinson’s “Wish I had a Grey Cortina”, but is interrupted by Nic, his best friend from school, who died in a car accident aged 20.

Written for First Draft Theatre Company (

1st Production: First Draft Theatre (2007)

Kings Head Theatre, Islington, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, and the Inn on the Green, Ladbroke Grove

Parts: 1 female, 2 male

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