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Novelist Claudia Carroll on the tricky process of getting from page-to-stage during a global pandemic

The show must go on: the writer’s first play, ‘The Secrets of Primrose Square’, based on her novel, eventually opened in Ottawa in May after being postponed four times

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Claudia Carroll in Ottowa

Claudia Carroll in Ottowa

Claudia Carroll. Picture by Barry McCall

Claudia Carroll. Picture by Barry McCall

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Claudia Carroll in Ottowa

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone struggled through lockdown. But spare a thought for the poor old theatres. Back in the dim, dark days of level this and level that, it was heartening to stream live shows, but oh dear god, did we ever think we’d miss being crushed at the bar queuing for interval drinks and discreetly rolling our eyes about the Quality Street munchers in the second row?

I have a vested interest. I wrote a play. Now, it’s only a little play, my very first and it came about when I’d been a guest on Pat Kenny’s radio show a few years ago chatting about my brand new book, The Secrets of Primrose Square.


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