The issues in this play, and the language used, means that this play is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16.
"Daisy through the looking glass"
performance written by Stephen Wildblood
“Daisy through the Looking Glass”, performed over Zoom in 2020, opens up the world of family breakdown, the devastation caused and felt by mothers, fathers and children, and the ongoing cycles of pain and brokenness which reverberate through the generations.
Be prepared for the, perhaps, shocking reality – this play is based on years of experience in the family courts. When we may be tempted to make assumptions about how people behave, the language they use and the outcomes we see, the play illustrates that hearing other’s stories brings important insights to ponder and stirs our compassion.
"Daisy through the looking glass" was written by Stephen Wildblood, and shows, in a reverse chronology, the tale of Dave and Maggie, who have a child Daisy. The play starts when Maggie and Dave, both full of regret and sadness, meet 20 years after a court case in which Dave was refused contact with Daisy. It then moves back in time, through the anger of the aftermath of the court case twenty years earlier, to the court case itself. After the court case, Daisy (speaking to them from the future) appears and tells them how much damage they have caused her. The story moves on to show how the relationship between Maggie and Dave deteriorated before passing on to the time when they loved each other and had their baby, Daisy. The play ends at the time that they met, a young and attractive couple.
The issues in this play, and the language used, means that this play is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16. Dave - Danann McAleer Maggie - Emily Brazenell Daisy - Lily Maryon Judge - Nicholas Sproull This play was performed to raise awareness of the work of the charity One25. Please visit their website ( https://one25.org.uk) to find out more. This play has been performed previously to support the essential work of the Henleaze contact centre in Bristol – they strive tirelessly to help the children of separated couples to maintain a relationship with both parents. Please visit their website: https://bristolchildcontactcentre.org.uk