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Waveney Hare Bicker-Caarten (1902-1990) was an English playwright writing under the name of Waveney Carten in collaboration with her sister, Audrey Carten.


Waveney Hare Bicker-Caarten was born in 1902 into a middle-class family in Blomfield Road, Maida Vale, London, the daughter of Catherine and Edwin Hare Bicker-Caarten. [1] [2] Among her siblings: Audrey Carten (1900-1977) and Kenneth Bicker Caarten (1911-1980). [3]

Audrey Carten

Audrey Hare Bicker-Caarten (1900-1977) was an actress and playwright working under the name of Audrey Carten.

Kenneth Carten

Kenneth Hare Bicker-Caarten was an English actor who worked under the name Kenneth Carten.

At the end of the 1920s Waveney and her sister Audrey wrote a number of successful plays [4] such as Happy Families (1929) (cowritten also with Jane Ross, produced by Gerald du Maurier), [5] [6] Change of Heart (1929) (produced by Du Maurier), [7] Fame (1929), [8] Q, Late One Evening, Gay Love, Destination Unknown, Strawberry Leaves and two adaptations, Mademoiselle and My Crime. [1] Beginning of the 1930s, Audrey Carten continued to write alone. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [3]

In 1932 Waveney Carten married Vladimir Provatoroff. [2]

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  11. "The Shilling Theatre - 05 Jan 1933, Thu • Page 8". The Guardian: 8. 1933. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  12. "05 Dec 1932, Mon • Page 6". Detroit Free Press: 6. 1932. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  13. "08 Dec 1932, Thu • Page 26". Oakland Tribune: 26. 1932. Retrieved 16 January 2018.