Mrs Morphett’s Macaroons
London, 1905. A show. A stuttering romance. Two squabbling actresses.
Is it Shakespeare? Is it Vaudeville?
Not quite. It is Mrs Morphett’s Macaroons, a satirical play about suffragettes which its creators – friends and would-be lovers Robbie Robinson and Violet Graham – are preparing to mount in London’s West End.
It is the play rival actresses Merry and Gaye would kill to be in, if only they hadn’t insulted the producer all those years ago.
For Robbie and Violet however the road to West End glory is not smooth. There are backers to be appeased, actors to be tamed and a theatre to be found; and in the midst of it all a budding romance that risks being undermined by professional differences.
Never mix business with pleasure?
Maybe, maybe not.
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Author Bio – Patsy Trench has spent her life working in the theatre. She was an actress for twenty years in theatre and television in the UK and Australia. She has written scripts for stage and (TV) screen and co-founded The Children’s Musical Theatre of London, creating original musicals with primary school children. She is the author of three non fiction books about colonial Australia based on her own family history and four novels about women breaking the mould in times past. Mrs Morphett’s Macaroons is book four in her ‘Modern Women: Entertaining Edwardians’ series and is set in the world she knows and loves best. When she is not writing books she teaches theatre part-time and organises theatre trips for overseas students.
She lives in London. She has two children and so far one grandson.
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The theater is front and center in this book by Patsy Trench. The author writes about a cast of characters living in 1905, England. A new play is in the works, and it’s writer is Robbie Robinson. He hires Violet Graham to be his producer, even though she’s never produced anything. There are many trials to get through before this play will ever arrive on the stage. In the book, there are numerous characters who are living for the stage. I found the book to be very slow, as it was just describing the characters and what was happening in their lives. Toward the end of the book, the plot becomes more interesting. There was some talk of a past abortion, divorce, and quite a bit of infidelity. A sex scene is described in Robbie’s dream.
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