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The Reunion Doll

Laura Alcoba's powerful and moving account of a growing up as the child of militant members of the Montoneros during Argentina's 'dirty war' in the 1970s.

Young Laura is staying with her grandparents, while her father 's in prison and her mother goes into hiding. It's been two months since she's seen them. After a visit to her father in prison, Laura goes with her grandparents to meet her mother in a busy square, to be confronted by a woman with heavily dyed hair she barely recognises who takes her off to buy another doll. Each time she and her parents are reunited after a period apart, Laura gets a doll, and she's beginning to build up quite a collection.

Adult Laura: Saira Todd
Young Laura: Bethan Barke
Mother: Jenny Coverack
Father: Jay Villiers
Grandmother: Merelina Kendall
Grandfather: Rod Beacham
Diana: Lisa Coleman
Engineer: Vincenzo Pellegrino
Chicha: Sonia Elliman
Shopkeeper/Guard: Charlotte Ellis

Producer: Sara Davies

The Rabit House by Laura Alcoba is translated from the French by Polly McLean, and adapted for radio by Sheila Yeger.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 May 2010 10:45

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