When the Daffodils

Cast: 2f

Staging: Simple staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Inside/Outside
First Staged:
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 2021

When the Daffodils

By Joel Tan
Published in volume Inside/Outside

Meg is living alone, cut off from the world that wants to keep her safe – and shut away. Her only contact with the outside world is through her carer, Samia. It's Samia's acts of kindness that make the difference. But is Samia willing to give Meg what she really wants?

Joel Tan's short play When the Daffodils is a searching portrait of human kindness in a world that sets limits on how we care for the vulnerable. It was first performed as part of Inside/Outside, a season of short plays staged at, and livestreamed from, the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in March 2021.

It is published in the collection Inside/Outside.

Press Quotes

'Bittersweet and thought-provoking'

Broadway World

'Raises provocative questions about our attitudes to the elderly, and to the restrictions of our freedoms under Covid measures... potently disturbing'

iNews

Cast: 2f

Staging:Simple staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Inside/Outside

Also by Joel Tan:

No Particular Order
Inside/Outside

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