8 December, 2015
by Alan Ayckbourn
arranged by Beverley Rousset
Winnie Barnstairs is an 11 year-old living in London with her mother Laverne. They have been abandoned by Winnie’s father so, although pregnant, Laverne is grateful for her cleaning job at the home of minor television personality, Kevin Tate.
Laverne's French-speaking cousins live in Martinique and she dreams of one day taking her family there to live, so she encourages Winnie to learn French. Today, Winnie’s not well enough to go to school and accompanies Laverne to her job. Settling down to her homework, Winnie works on her essay describing a wonderful day.