Promises, Promises

WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS MAXWELL, DIRECTED BY JOHNNY MCKNIGHT, PERFORMED BY JOANNA TOPE

Given her disreputable past, retired teacher Maggie Brodie knows she was a last minute choice for supply cover.  Being patronised by the idiotic young headmaster is an indignity she can just about endure.  But her frustrations increase when a mute Somalian child in her class, whom Maggie is inexplicably drawn to, is believed by her family and community to be possessed.  Maggie seems to be the only one who is outraged and protective of the girl.  And if they don’t listen to her, she will be forced to take action.  Drastic action.

Toured Scotland, London, New York 2009-2010

 

Nominated for Outstanding Performance at New York Drama Desk Awards

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