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9 – 29 September 2022

The Maggie Wall

The Maggie Wall

Studio

09 – 29 September  2.30pm & 7.30pm

By Martin McCormick

Directed by Amy Liptrott

 

Première

The Maggie Wall asks why humans carry on the ghost story tradition even though, for most of us, being scared when we encounter horror is an unsatisfying and unpleasant experience. Why do we insist on focusing on the fictional when something worse is happening in real life? It might just have happened down the road from where you live
to the ones you love. 

This new play from Martin McCormick explores the impact of tragedy on a local community, and was inspired by a monument near where he lives in  Dunning called ‘The Maggie Wall’, the site of a mysterious grave to a woman tried and executed in the 18th century for witchcraft. A genuinely eerie place to visit, it reminds us of a chapter of Scottish and British history in which many people, predominately women, were accused, tried and killed as suspected witches. The more the writer discovered about the site, the grislier the history of the monument’s significance became.

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

 

“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

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