DAISY PETHERTON’S PERFECT DAY by Margaret Crompton

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A prize-winning essay written by the revered, but long dead, Aunt Daisy, which had been published in a magazine in 1970. The essay is about a family of amateur musicians living in Somerset, who were visited by a folk song collector. The writer presents the life of her family, (including the impact of the 1st World War), and unconsciously reveals her unassuming personality through description of the special event which constituted Daisy Petherton’s Perfect Day.

This story is based on a real family. The folk song collector and arranger Cecil Sharp visited singers in Somerset several times from 1904, (and collected two songs from one of my own forebears). Although the characters and action of the play are imaginary, this is a tribute to my own ‘Aunt Daisy’ and ‘Fred’.

This Script in Hand monologue may be performed with Emily’s Letter of Love  and  Katy’s War.  See also A Trio of Gentle Women, and Loveday Singer

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DAISY PETHERTON

 

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Approx 15 minutes

 

 

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Preview available here

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