"Evocative and involving"

The Stage

"Outstandingly timely and powerful"

The Scotsman

"Compelling and hard-hitting"

The Skinny

Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st October 2023,
6pm (+1pm Saturday matinee)


Pay What You Decide
£7.50 Minimum

Plus Booking Fee

Venue: Aberdeen Children's Theatre

A Co-Production Between Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Aberdeen Arts Centre

In this ‘evocative and involving’ (The Stage), ‘compelling and hard-hitting’ (The Skinny), ‘outstandingly timely and powerful’ (The Scotsman) new play by Martin McCormick, we join Maggie in her cell, beaten and bruised and waiting for the sentence of her death by burning to be carried out. Maggie has always been loved and she has always been different but her mam can’t protect her now. She doesn’t stand a chance. 

The village she has grown up in has turned on her, the law men and church men have decided she’s a virus that needs to be dealt with. She knows everyone is scared of the swift suspicion that has caught up with her but she is the one facing it alone.

The Maggie Wall explores the vulnerability of women and injustices suffered by them in a patriarchal and closed community that resonate 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.

The Maggie Wall is part of a week of special events to celebrate 60 years of Aberdeen Arts Centre

Cast & Credits
Blythe Jandoo — Maggie
Written by — Martin McCormick
Director — Amy Liptrott