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Nine Lives

By Anna Maria Murphy. Beth's father claims never to have been born. As Beth tries to untangle the truth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

By Anna Maria Murphy

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happen in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there.

The fifth in a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death.

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself. But one story she finds hard to believe - Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

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45 minutes


Role Contributor
Beth Eiry Thomas
Patrick Peter Marinker
Bill Christian Patterson
Mrs Knowles Sharon Morgan
Miriam Eirlys Bellin
Janet Eirlys Bellin
Reg Matthew Gravelle
Harold Matthew Gravelle
Director James Robinson
Producer James Robinson
Writer Annamaria Murphy