Corrinne Come Back And Gone

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by Lenny Henry. Corrinne Jackson gets a letter from her daughter inviting her to return to Jamaica after twenty years. Her husband is dead. Twenty years earlier she fled to the UK leaving her children behind. Now there's a chance to set things right.

Directed by Claire Grove

This is Lenny Henry's first radio play, having recently completed an MA (with distinction) in screenwriting. And Lenny has a good story to tell. Women abandoning their children is a highly emotive subject in any culture and Lenny's family are from Jamaica, where the play is set. In the play Corrinne is optimistic that by returning she can bridge the gap the years have created and be forgiven before it is too late. Like many Caribbean women of her generation she has been separated from her children by poverty. Lenny writes with energy and humour. The subject is serious but the tone is upbeat.

2011053020131017

by Lenny Henry.

Corrinne Jackson gets a letter from her daughter inviting her to return to Jamaica after twenty years.

Her husband is dead.

Twenty years earlier she fled to the UK leaving her children behind.

Now there's a chance to set things right.

Corrinne...Claire Benedict

Miss Valda...Dona Croll

Bridie...Nadine Marshall

Ruth...Clare Perkins

Simone...Petra Letang

Marcus...Alex Lanipekun

Child Bridie...Leah Ocran

Directed by Claire Grove

This is Lenny Henry's first radio play, having recently completed an MA (with distinction) in screenwriting.

And Lenny has a good story to tell.

Women abandoning their children is a highly emotive subject in any culture and Lenny's family are from Jamaica, where the play is set.

In the play Corrinne is optimistic that by returning she can bridge the gap the years have created and be forgiven before it is too late.

Like many Caribbean women of her generation she has been separated from her children by poverty.

Lenny writes with energy and humour.

The subject is serious but the tone is upbeat.

Corrinne returns to Jamaica after 20 years.

What will she find?

By Lenny Henry. Corrinne returns to Jamaica after 20 years. What will she find?