Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009

Nell Dunn’s powerful play based on real-life experiences of cancer patients and those close to them.  By talking to those involved and through the act of writing this play, she says ’I began to fathom out what it is people can do for one another.’  Three separate stories unfold through the play, authentic voices of people learning ‘how to be’ with someone with a life-threatening illness.

Clare ……Laura Fitzpatrick
Mary …… Dona Croll
Penny …… Kerry Owen
Marilyn …… Rachel Lewis
Rebecca …… Polly Nayler

Other parts played by Robert Hickson and Julien Ball.

Directed by Merilyn Harris & Ladbroke Productions (Radio) Ltd for BBC Radio 4



N.B. Some audio has been edited from the original broadcast version due to copyright restrictions


Nell Dunn


Merilyn Harris/Neil Gardner


Merilyn Harris




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