THE STORY: Daisy, now approaching retirement, has lived with her mother, while working in a factory, for her entire adult life. Nothing seems set to change until she wins the football pools and becomes a millionaire, and her world is turned upside-down. But with the riches and the fulfillment of a life-long unspoken dream to see Monte Carlo, comes a realisation about her long relationship with her mother which will change her life in far more unexpected ways. MONTE CARLO turns the classic stereotype of the spinster on its head by letting her take centre stage.
“In a bittersweet, sparkling gem of a play, Lydia Stryk examines a fractious, yet loving, relationship between an English working-class mother and daughter that has stretched through…decades of evening meals, petty disagreements, shared humor and late night chats from the depths of their twin beds.” —The Denver Post. “MONTE CARLO…is alternately hilarious—almost ridiculous at times in the Charles Ludlam sense—and poignant. A sure choice for smaller theatre companies and those interested in lifting female roles out of the stereotypes and into a rich reality, MONTE CARLO is consummately feminine, consummately human, and wonderfully entertaining.”—Backstage