John Mortimer's autobiographical play is the affectionate portrait of a son's relationship with his father. Growing up in the shadow of the brilliant barrister, who adored his garden and hated visitors, and whose blindness was never mentioned, the son continually yearns for his father's love and respect.
A Voyage Round My Father opened in June 2006 at the Donmar Theatre, London starring Derek Jacobi.
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"This is a memory play, suffused by nostalgia, and also a clever evocation of another era... [but] more seethes beneath the surface than is initially apparent. Though unashamedly old-fashioned and sometimes sentimental, the play is emotionally delicate too, and often astute about dependency, the way our parents shape us and how hard it is to say 'I love you'."
- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian