Anna Murphy's Nine Lives on Radio 4

Anna Murphy's Nine Lives on Radio 4

As part of a series of plays called 'Hatches, Matches, Dispatches', listen to Anna's new radio play on Radio 4 tomorrow afternoon.

Nine Lives

By Anna Maria Murphy

On BBC Radio 4 at 2:15 on Wednesday 23rd July

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happen in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there.

The fifth in a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death.

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself. But one story she finds hard to believe - Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

Directed by James Robinson

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