Miss Margarida's Way
Full length play - political satire
Age RatingSuitable for 15+
Next PerformanceMay 28, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Miss Margarida is your teacher. Wildly unpredictable and bursting with sexual frustration, she hurls her theories at her students with a mix of seduction and aggression. Her curriculum is unique; her lessons funny and insane; her methods sacrosanct. Join her Year 8 class and experience education the Miss Margarida way.
This darkly hilarious satire on dictatorship uses Miss Margarida’s classroom to explore the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed, with her pupils as her subjects. Miss Margarida bullies, taunts and cajoles. She is an engaging monster - the embodiment of autocracy gone mad.
**** ” Excellent … a truly compelling evening… hugely entertaining, funny and shocking” (Steve Caplin – Everything Theatre)
Originally written as a tour de force for one actress, our production uses two - to take on the many faces of Miss Margarida. This was a bold move, but one that seems to have paid off as the reaction from audience members and critics has been extremely positive:
“It’s an innovative technique, and one that works superbly” (Steve Caplin – Everything Theatre)
“With this creative approach, the play not only highlights the bipolar division of Miss Magarida’s speeches and mentalities, but also reminds us what Miss Magarida represents is more than just a character, but a representation of an ideology, the totalitarianism authority and the head of a distorted society.” (Shirley Sin – Theatre News)
The play was written in 1971 as an allegory about totalitarianism and a satire on the politics that Roberto Athayde found on his return to Brazil after studying abroad. It was initiallybanned and then censored in Brazil. Tragically, it seems as relevant today as when it was written, especially in the light of recent world events...
£12 and £8 concessions