Philip and Rowena

One-act play set in a hospice. Originally performed on BBC radio where it starred Leslie Philips and Renee Asherson. Very successfully performed as a one Act play in festivals. The play is for 3 men and 4 women and was first performed on Radio 4. Its first stage production was by Flat Four Players in festivals during 1997 and it was in the 24th NDFA British All Winners Final where it won the Adjudicator’s Award.

The play is a journey of reconciliation and hope – a sensitive, poignant and intensely human exploration of a tragic, yet wonderful relationship. Philip and Rowena are terminally ill. Philip seeks a divorce from his bitter wife, Lilian. Rowena longs for the unity of her family. Together they find friendship, romance, consolation and an amazing capacity for fun. in their hospice, they share an imaginary holiday in Florence: wine, dine, visit the opera and even go on scooter rides before deciding to marry. An acceptance of death is coupled with an extraordinary devotion to life. Published by Samuel French Ltd