GRAN by John Emms

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Nellie dies while ignoring Sally’s common sense, and taking a risk, but is sent back by her ‘guardian angel’, the Messenger, Balbir. He refuses to allow her into the afterlife until she has revealed to Sally (her daughter) a long-held secret. After a little confusion coping with Nellie’s return, Becky keeps asking questions, while Nellie’s close friend, Mervyn, the vicar who apparently knows all, encourages Nellie to reveal her secret to Sally.

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Nellie Froggett– 96 (briefly 19 at end) – Yorkshire, feisty, fun-loving, but with a troubled past which she’s trying to get over. Wishes Sally was more like her.

Becky Jackson– 18 Nellie’s grand-daughter  (can double to play young Nellie in final scene) – takes after Nellie, with whom she shares a mutual love, but less naturally rebellious

Jack Froggett– various ages – 20, 32, mid 50s – Nellie’s deceased husband – Yorkshire, fun-loving before the war but afterwards deeply traumatised

Sally Jackson– 55 Nellie’s daughter  – conventional, conscious of others’ opinions, previously compliant, but now trying to make Nellie act more sensibly. Still getting over the loss of her husband.

Rev. Mervyn Godfrey– 74  – southerner, great friend of and support for Nellie, despite constant exchange of insults

Messenger (Balbir) –indeterminate age – somewhat harassed bureaucrat from the afterlife

 

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