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Corrinne Come Back and Gone

by Lenny Henry. Corrinne Jackson gets a letter from her daughter inviting her to return to Jamaica after twenty years. Her husband is dead. Twenty years earlier she fled to the UK leaving her children behind. Now there's a chance to set things right.

Directed by Claire Grove

This is Lenny Henry's first radio play, having recently completed an MA (with distinction) in screenwriting. And Lenny has a good story to tell. Women abandoning their children is a highly emotive subject in any culture and Lenny's family are from Jamaica, where the play is set. In the play Corrinne is optimistic that by returning she can bridge the gap the years have created and be forgiven before it is too late. Like many Caribbean women of her generation she has been separated from her children by poverty. Lenny writes with energy and humour. The subject is serious but the tone is upbeat.

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 17 Oct 2013 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
CorrinneClaire Benedict
Miss ValdaDona Croll
BridieNadine Marshall
RuthClare Perkins
SimonePetra Letang
MarcusAlex Lanipekun
Child BridieLeah Ocran
WriterLenny Henry
ProducerClaire Grove
DirectorClaire Grove

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