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29 Sep 2022

The Maggie Wall

The Maggie Wall

Studio

09 – 29 September  2.30pm & 7.30pm

By Martin McCormick

Directed by Amy Liptrott

Sound Design & Composer Matthew Tomlinson

Lighting Design Adam Bowers

Set and Costume Design Amy Liptrott

Première

This new play from Martin McCormick was inspired by a monument near Dunning called ‘The Maggie Wall’, the site of a mysterious grave to a woman tried and executed in the 17th century for witchcraft. It’s a collection of stones about 20 feet high, bearing the words in white lettering – “Maggie Wall burnt here 1657 as a witch”.

The Maggie Wall explores the vulnerability of women and injustices suffered by them in a patriarchal and closed community and resonates with contemporary experiences, as well as reminding us of a chapter of Scottish and British history in which many people, predominately women, were accused, tried and killed as suspected witches.

Ticket prices from £16.  Concessions available – call Box Office for more information.

*Advisory warning – we recommend this play for those aged 12 and over due to strong language and references to violence.

“I have tried to find the voice for Maggie in this piece and to allow her to have her say. This felt powerful and important given the enormous parallels her story has with the continuing acts of violence on women by an abusive, patriarchal establishment in our society”.

Martin McCormick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Evocative and involving’

(The Stage)

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘outstandingly timely and powerful’

(The Scotsman)

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