Marion Allen's Number One Hobby
But careful what you wish for: you can soon lose a taste for chocolate and a year’s supply takes up a lot of space in a box room. As the piece develops and we learn more about Marion and her good-humoured husband of 24 years, Dave, the maxim that “you win some, you lose some” strikes home with force.
Genevieve Swallow is simply wonderful as Marion. I don’t mind admitting that I shed a tear in the final scene when she meets the teenage girl imprisoned for the drunk driving that killed Dave. You leave inspired by Marion’s resilience and immense capacity for forgiveness – in the form of a Crunchie bar.