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Small Secrets – Aug. 2012

Small Secrets by Sandy Fairthorn

A tender short play about a relationship that met with one person’s professional ambition. A rural couple, a farmer and an aspiring medical academic, who had a very close friendship (and an eventual one night fling), separate when she leaves the country town to work for a relief agency overseas. She had his child but didn’t tell him.  The farmer has a child by a later marriage and this daughter eventually dies of Leukaemia. When the couple meet up again at the funeral and the first love-child is revealed, the father is distraught because, had he known of the son’s existence, a bone-marrow transplant from his estranged son could have saved his later daughter’s life.

Clive – Fred Preston

Anna – Julie Bright

Directed by Gay Bell

Stage – Marie Darby?

Performed as a script read-through at Surfworld museum, Torquay and later at Frontbeach cafe, 2 nights, Kithbrooke retirement village and Anglesea one-act play Festival.

Julie was awarded best newcomer by the Anglesea Festival (from memory)