John Mortimer: Plays One: A Voyage Round My Father; Collaborators; The Dock Brief; Lunch Hour; What Shall We Tell Caroline? Sir John Mortimer
An unsuccessful barrister and even more unsuccessful murderer are the subject of Mortimer's first play, The Dock Brief. This was followed by What Shall We Tell Caroline? and then Lunch Hour, another short play, about love and lies in the lunch-hour. The Collaborators covers the wear and tear of married life subsequently united by the threat of a third party. A Voyage Round My Father, one of Mortimer's greatest theatrical successes, is a celebration of the Shakespeare-quoting, eccentric, brave and impossible barrister the author had as a father.