Charlotte Keatley

Plays by Charlotte Keatley

Our Father

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

A young woman on the eve of her thirtieth birthday returns to her parents’ home in the sweeping hills of the Peak District. But the house is full of memories, and down by the reservoir she hears a voice from a drowned village. In time, every secret must come to the surface.

In her introduction, playwright Charlotte Keatley says: 'I've tried to write a play about the way we all carry damage that has happened to people in our families – for generations – until the story is let out and the hurt is acknowledged and can be released. There seems to me a deep parallel between this and the way we treat the earth we live on.'

Our Father was commissioned by the Watford Palace Theatre, and first performed there in 2012.

Charlotte Keatley is best-known for her play My Mother Said I Never Should, which has been named by the National Theatre as one of The Significant Plays of the Twentieth Century. More recently, Charlotte Keatley's play Our Father premiered at the Watford Palace Theatre. She has written for radio, television and film, and has won the George Devine Award, Manchester Evening News Best New Play Award, a Time Out Award, and was nominated for an Olivier Award as Most Promising Newcomer.