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Just for Fun Quiz on Theatre Families

Earlier last week Steve Markwick reported on a production of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE starring a real-life mum and daughter combo. So, just for fun, here’s a quiz on other theatre families. Answers below.

  1. What fictional father compares having a “thankless child” to a snake bite?
  2. Which real-life grandfather and grandson recently appeared in a West End production of an Oscar Wilde play?
  3. West End ventriloquist Nina Conti has a famous dad who’s appeared in TV’s Friends. What’s his name?
  4. Which landmark gay play trilogy features a blistering mum and son row as its last act?
  5. Which musical theatre heroine becomes a mother to a pack of Austrian kids?
  6. Actress Finty Williams is about to star in thriller Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory, name her famous mum?
  7. Which multi-award winning hit Broadway musical centres around a bi-polar mom?
  8. Who is Laura’s mum in Tennessee William’s classic play The Glass Menagerie?
  9. How many men might be Sophie’s father at the start of ABBA’s Mamma Mia.
  10. Which famous auntie is the title character in a classic Jerry Herman musical?
Display answers
  1. King Lear
  2. Freddie and Edward Fox
  3. Tom Conti
  4. Torch Song Trilogy
  5. Maria in the Sound of Music
  6. Judy Dench
  7. Next to Normal
  8. Amanda
  9. Three
  10. Auntie Mame