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The ages given in these character descriptions are GUIDELINES only – intended to give a rough indication of the
character ages. A number of roles are likely to be double cast.
Son of Harry and Vic. Tom knows he is dying of leukaemia, despite the fact that his parents
have not told him so. Tom develops an interest in Meg. Tom has a strong passion for
Daughter of Jim and Gwen. Meg struggles to find some agency in a life that is rigidly
overseen by her mother. She develops a friendship with Tom.
Mother of Tom. Vic knows that her son is dying, but chooses not to tell him so that she and
her family can enjoy one final holiday together.
Father of Tom. Nostalgic and kind, Harry wishes to make Tom’s final months meaningful.
The reserved father of Meg. Jim often finds it difficult to get a word in around his wife, but
ultimately just wants the best for his daughter.
The controlling and often overbearing mother of Meg. She struggles to let her daughter have
freedom and independence.
Headmaster of Tom and Meg’s school, husband of Coral. He struggles to maintain a
relationship with his wife who is nearly catatonic after losing their son in the Vietnam War.
Wife of Roy. Coral is incredibly scarred after her son was killed in the Vietnam War. This puts
incredible strain on her relationship with her husband. She has a ‘movie star’ quality about
20 – 30
A young, newly married man who shares some moments with Coral.
20 – 60
An MC at an amateur talent show.
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