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First known date: ca. 1955-1959 Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Relative Truth: A Play in Three Acts
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Charles and Miranda Harcourt are entertaining Miranda's sister and her husband, Felicity and Walter Cockburn. Walter has great news—he's secured a new job in Africa. Felicity is all too eager to move. Charles is considered a shoo-in for Walter's old position at the company. The four open a special bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. Charles' daughter, Susan, is expected to join them for dinner. However, an unexpected guest also arrives. Andrew Ferris is an old friend of Miranda and Felicity, who disappeared without explanation during the war. HIs sudden reappearance is met with a mixture of warm welcome and cold hostility from the sisters. Miranda is thrilled to see her old friend, but Felicity is determined to make him feel unwelcome. The tension rises as the party spends more time together. Suspicions are aroused, relationships formed, arguments and accusations fly, and ultimately, a long-hidden secret threatens to disrupt them all. 


Characters                        

CHARLES HARCOURT A City Business man (about 45)

MIRANDA HARCOURT His wife (late 30's)

FELICITY COCKBURN Miranda's sister (33)

SIR WALTER COCKBURN Felicity's husband, also in the City (about 47)

ANDREW FERRIS An Australian: ex R.A.A.F.  (35)

SUSAN HARCOURT Daughter of Charles by a former marriage. (22)

ANTHONY HARCOURT Adopted son of Miranda and Charles Aged 12

MRS. HUGHES A neighbour (Fiftyish)

Exhibitions

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Notes

Production Details

  • It is unknown if this play, which was probably written during the 1950s when Blewett was resident in London, was ever produced.

Last amended 27 Sep 2018 01:22:53
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