The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her ‘tough love’ is an enduring theatre favourite. On the death of her husband Maggie is determined to create a better life for herself and her children. The problems arise when her vision of the future begins to sit with increasing discomfort on the shoulders of her surly offspring. All doesn’t go to plan and like most Irish families there is a rebellion in the camp.
The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors. Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property but she has other ideas.
Ainm/Name: Big Maggie
Dataí/Dates: 28-29 May 2015