Displays a play!
Letter To A Daughter
1990, (For a female singer who can act)
is an established 'chansonnier' with a cult following. She
is writing a letter to her daughter, which she imagines is
going to be a letter of advice. It develops into a letter
confessing guilt for having been what she feels was an inadequate
The play is punctuated by six songs, five
of which are part of the letter, the sixth is MELANIE performing
Lyrics by the author, beautiful melodies composed
by Benjamin Till.
made me feel like a dog on a chain! I had to be free! "I need
my space!" I shouted. "No one is going to hold me back!"
I raged. "This is my one and only life and I'm going to live
it to the full!" Shouted, raged, scolded, and slunk off saturated
with guilt like sweat, leaving you in your room so that I could be
with the others, always traceable, messages with reception to say
where I was, but - this woman, this young woman with energy and appetites
was not going to miss out on the fun, was not going to miss out on
anything life had to offer and - oh my God, Marike, terrible things
happened, terrible awful experiences, traumatic, which you'll never
forget and I'll never forget and I will always feel guilty for them
and - oh my God! Once I was drunk, so drunk…"
Sixth in a cycle of six 'One Woman Plays'.