A Daughter’s A Daughter is a tense and sometimes taut glimpse at obsession within a dysfunctional and self serving family.
Returning home from the Second World War, Sarah convinces her mother Ann to live life to the hilt and ditch her fiancé Richard. Meanwhile, Sarah has become involved with cad Lawrence and feels the need to marry him in order to please her mother. Resentment and jealousy rage as gradually the relationship between mother and daughter is corroded while each seeks solace and happiness in futile pursuits.
A Daughter’s A Daughter was penned under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott, which Agatha Christie used for a series of six romantic novels published between 1930 and 1956. Quite different from any of Christie’s previous work for the stage it is, in many respects, a more personal play than anything else she wrote.
Jenny Seagrove, who plays Ann, has a host of West End credits to her name, including Absurd Person Singular, The Letter, The Night Of The Iguana and The Secret Rapture. She is joined by Honeysuckle Weeks, best known for playing Samantha Stewart in Foyle’s War, who makes her West End debut in A Daughter’s A Daughter.