Birth of Olivia


In 1955 Roald Dahl's daughter Olivia is born and his only stage play, The Honeys, opens



On 20th April Roald Dahl and his wife Patricia Neal's first daughter, Olivia ‘Twenty’, is born in New York.

In Storyteller, his biography of Roald Dahl, Donald Sturrock tells us Olivia was "named after her mother's favourite Shakespearean heroine, the date of her birth, and the fact that Roald had $20 in his pocket when he came to visit Pat in hospital."

Roald rushes to visit Pat in hospital from Boston, where he had been on tour with his only stage play The Honeys.

The Honeys tours the East Coast of the USA in 1955, but runs for only 36 performances.

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