Liz is the powerhouse of the family. A matriarch who keeps the family together; she is a strong, loyal woman who would always put her family first.
While having a close relationship with her daughters, it is John who is ‘The apple of his gran’s eye.’ and as the play unfolds, we are given glimpses of things they did together. ‘Draw the curtains on a Sunday afternoon and have an ice-cream.’At the beginning of the play, John describes Liz as ‘a bundle of love and affection’. She didn’t share her illness with them because she didn’t want to give them any unnecessary worry and she loved them all with a passion!