A founder member of Operating Theatre, Carol Clewlow has now written two dozen of its plays. A novelist before becoming a playwright, she is best known for the best-selling A Woman's Guide to Adultery made into a TV mini-series and translated into 15 languages. She has written five other novels including the Whitbread-shortlisted Keeping The Faith. Her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 while a further novel, One For The Money, was adapted for performance at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her most recent novel, also a best-seller, is Not Married Not Bothered. She is involved in a wide range of creative projects concerned with health and medical education.
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Joy Sanders plays Elaine, the middle-aged woman whom we find wrapping and sifting through her mother's possessions as she prepares for the funeral. Her father is already dead. Within a few minutes, the play touches a chord with the mainly female and mature audience. Elaine was forced to put her elderly mother in a nursing home and now feels a terrible guilt. The fact she had no choice does little to assuage this guilt. - British Theatre Guide
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