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Monday, June 9, 2014

The 100 year-old True Story of a Mancunian Childhood

Salford playwright John Waterhouse comes to The Met on Thursday 26 June at 8pm with Dear Daughter – a poignant true story of growing up in North Manchester just before and during the First World War.

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Based on the memoirs of Flora Dewsbury, Dear Daughter is a moving account of a difficult childhood under very different conditions to those of today.  Young Flora is given up by her parents and placed with a childless couple at a very early age, only to end up becoming a servant for them. Moved from one house to another, she grows up with no real family. In this real-life Mancunian Cinderella story, Flora ultimately triumphs over adversity.

 

Not long before her death in 1993, Flora Dewsbury presented daughter Edith with her memoirs on the condition that it would not be read until after her death. Now over ten-years on the family have given permission for her story to be brought to life.

 

Tickets to see Dear Daughter are £10, or £8 for concessions. For more information or to book phone Box Office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.