MISSING by Peppy Barlow

MISSING is the second play in the family trilogy that includes MOTHERING SUNDAY and BROKEN.

MISSING is a play which addresses the long term legacy of war on individuals and families and ways in which wounds can be healed even when some of the people involved are long dead. In it we find Gill living with the ghost of her father, Alex, in the cupboard. He is noisy and impossible to ignore. A childhood friend, Sandy, comes to visit after thirty years, bringing with her the ghost of her father, Foggy. The men served together in the Indian Army. Together they move through memories, misconceptions and unresolved grief to a place where they meet almost for the first time.

MISSING toured theatres throughout the East of England and London in 2004 and was supported by
Arts Council England (East)
, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk County Council.

The cast, Brian Hewlett (Neil Carter in the Archers), Pauline Dent, Julian Harries & Cara Chase, was directed by Cathy Gill. An innovative set was designed and contructed by Andy Bynoth. The production was designed and produced by Dawn Rose.