An unsuccessful barrister and even more unsuccessful murderer are the subject of Mortimer's first play, The Dock Brief. This was followed by What Shall We Tell Caroline? and then Lunch Hour, another short play, about love and lies in the lunch-hour. The Collaborators covers the wear and tear of married life subsequently united by the threat of a third party. A Voyage Round My Father, one of Mortimer's greatest theatrical successes, is a celebration of the Shakespeare-quoting, eccentric, brave and impossible barrister the author had as a father.
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Author Biography - Sir John Mortimer
Sir John Mortimer was born in 1923 in London. A barrister, playwright, novelist and raconteur - he is best known for his 'Rumpole of the Bailey' stories. He is also the author of numerous film scripts including Cider with Rosie and Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini. His best known play is the autobiographical 'A Voyage round my Father', which was televised in 1982, with Laurence Olivier as the father, now published by Oberon to coincide with a production at the Donmar Theatre.