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Derek Jacobi

John Mortimer’s autobiographical play is the affectionate portrait of a son’s relationship with his father. Growing up in the shadow of the brilliant barrister, who adored his garden and hated visitors, and whose blindness was never mentioned, the son continually yearns for his father’s love and respect.

John Mortimer – barrister, playwright, novelist and raconteur – is best known for his ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’ stories. He is also the author of numerous film scripts including Cider With Rosie and Zeffirelli’s Tea With Mussolini.

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