Daniel and Mary
A heart-breaking drama exploring alcoholism from a child's point of view, specially commissioned for Radio Scotland's Alcohol Season.
Mary's nine years old. It's Saturday morning. She comes down to breakfast to find her dad's still up from the night before and still drinking vodka. Mary decides it's time to leave home and go it alone.
Over the next twenty-five minutes, as Daniel tries to convince his daughter to stay, we witness a frank and moving dialogue that explores what it's like to live with alcoholic parents.
Oliver Emanuel is a young playwright living and working in Glasgow. Theatre includes Videotape (Oran Mor) and Flit (National Theatre of Scotland, Transform). Short film includes This Way Up (UK Film Council/Screen Yorkshire). Most recently Oliver created INK, a new monthly event for Scottish playwriting held at the Tron and the Traverse theatres.
Cast: Robin Laing (TV and film credits include Band of Brothers, The Lakes – Series I and II and The Slab Boys) and Natasha Watson (Iota, River City and New Town). Natasha is a thirteen year old Scottish actress. She was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA (Best First Time Performance) in 2004.
Producer: Kirsty Williams