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Somebody's Daughter

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A Moving Journey of Discovery, Recovery and Adoption

Somebody' s Daughter book cover Zara Phillips

Zara’s new book “Somebody’s Daughter”, published by John Blake/Bonnier Publishers, was relased February 2018 in the UK and August 2018 in the USA.  More information to come about this moving journey of discovery, recovery and adoption.

Book

"SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER" BOOK

Somebody' s Daughter book cover Zara Phillips

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER
American Amazon

Somebody' s Daughter book cover Zara Phillips

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER
UK Amazon

The music video to promote “Somebody’s Daughter” features Zara Phillips title song and includes Richard Thompson and Warren Zanes.  “SomeBodys Daughter” is a hard hitting fasinating memoir on adoption.

Play

"SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER" A PLAY

Somebody' s Daughter Play Zara Phillips

Directors: Rebecca Thorn UK
Music: Richard Thompson
Songs by Zara Phillips

Somebody’s Daughter is a one woman show based on Zara Phillip’s book of the same title

 

Adopted as a baby in the 1960’s, becoming a backing vocalist to well known bands in the 80s, and getting sober at 22, Zara takes us on her journey to uncover the truth about her history. The story is told with humour and no-holds-barred honesty about the complexity of having four parents, becoming a mother, and learning to navigate it all.

“Somebody’s Daughter” debuted on August 20 & 21, 2022 at The Camden Fringe Festival
UPSTAIRS AT THE GATE HOUSE (Highgate, London N6 4BD), followed up in the US at The Hopewell Theater on October 21, 2022.

'Somebody's Daughter'
with Zara Phillips & Music Legend Richard Thompson

Film

"SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER" A FILM

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Film (released 2024) is based on Zara Phillip's book (published 2018),

Music: Richard Thompson

Adopted as a baby in the 1960’s, becoming a backing vocalist in the 80’s, and getting sober at 22, Zara Phillips takes us on her journey to uncover the truth about her history.  The story is told with humor, and no-holds-barred honesty about the complexity of having four parents, becoming a mother and how to navigate it all. Based on Zara’s book and her recent one woman show, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is a moving exploration of the meaning of family and the self.

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What People are Saying

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Amazing story, creative, deep, traumatic and tremendous grace to all involved. Love the journey through the realities of chaotic feelings, love, rage, longing, and the tireless support and safety from your devoted AA buddies. Thank you for sharing your tender story in such a humorous relatable way.

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Such a magnificent job of riding the line between humor and heartbreak. The writing was extraordinary. Zara, you are a brilliant artist. I loved watching you bring the story to life and I laughed and cried. Huge Congrats!!!!!

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Fantastic, Zara! Your narration was not only humorous, but got to the heart of the experience. So glad you created this movie!

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Wow, brought tears.

Amazing job!

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Congratulations from Argentina Zara! 

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Fabulous! Congrats -

just terrific!

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The past and present colliding and pulling against the now and revealing the supernova of an adoptee’s life with passion and an inspiring, zany grace. Ending with a big bang was a truly cosmic blast. I absolutely loved it.

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I’m of a similar age and adoption era, so this really resonated for me but also defined many adoption and adoptee issues in general. It was quirky, funky, funny, gritty, punchy but sweet and tender, a symphony of rage, grief, loss, alienation, love, laughter and bravery.

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The way the humour danced through the narrative but intertwined sensitively through the tapestry of pain, loss and a whole mental and emotional layers of adversity and challenges was such a wild and poignant trip.

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Your creativity and authenticity makes for powerful advocacy Zara. You are a blessing Zara.

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Loved the film! It was such a wonderful blend of grief and humor!

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Very touching. Thank you for sharing this part of yourself. So well done, I loved it!

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Thank you Zara. Lovely and funny and made me cry a lot!

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Somebody's Daughter hits all the right notes. What a creative, smart, funny, tender-hearted, meaningful, knowing and bittersweet chronicle of the multi-talented Zara Phillips' adoption experience. The feels are universal, how to square yearning with gratitude and make room for authentic joy and honest pain; I learned and grew watching this utterly lovely film. 

 

-Rebecca Bloom

Women's Wellness Advocate, Writer

and Story Developer

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I’m of a similar age and adoption era, so this really resonated for me but also defined many adoption and adoptee issues in general. It was quirky, funky, funny, gritty, punchy but sweet and tender, a symphony of rage, grief, loss, alienation, love, laughter and bravery.

The way the humour danced through the narrative but intertwined sensitively through the tapestry of pain, loss and a whole mental and emotional layers of adversity and challenges was such a wild and poignant trip.

The past and present colliding and pulling against the now and revealing the supernova of an adoptee’s life with passion and an inspiring, zany grace. Ending with a big bang was a truly cosmic blast. I absolutely loved it.

 

-HJ Weston

Other Books by Zara

mother me adoptee journey to motherhood Zara Phillips

MOTHER ME
American Amazon

Mother Me Zara Phillips

MOTHER ME
UK Amazon

Other Books & Performances

Other Peformances by Zara

BENEATH MY FATHERS SKY adoption play Zara Phillips

Beneath My Father’s Sky 

After her adoptive mother dies and she’s left to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dream-like journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she’s always longed to know and the sister who was never born.

Directors: Eliza Roberts and Eric Roberts. David Drake.

Winner of best Direction 2013 United Solo festival.

In 2013, I wrote a one-woman show Beneath My father’s Sky to help deal with my grief of not knowing who my birth father is.  I was surprised at how quickly I wrote this piece; but it was all there inside of me. It has been incredibly healing on a personal level and well received by audiences – which is an added bonus!

ROOTS Unknown adoption documentary Zara Phillips

Roots: Unknown – an adoption film 

WINNER of the Garden State Film Festival for Best Short Home Grown Documentary!

Zara’s 30 minute adoption documentary film  ‘Roots Unknown’ won best Homegrown Doc at the New Jersey Film festival in 2008.

The film is a combination of interviews with adult adoptees and their spouses to show the complexities and deep feelings surrounding the adoption experience. Zara uses her music throughout the film.

The film has been shown at many adoption and speaking events.

The film is being used as a teaching tools for therapists, lawyers, and councilors anyone working with adopted families.

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