A sharp, funny, moving story of five women across three generations, and a prodigal daughter’s return.
Ruth, a thirty-something businesswoman, returns home to Northern Ireland from America where she has built a successful fashion business. But instead of the expected welcome, she finds her mother full of bitterness and anger; her grandmother on the brink of Alzheimers and her younger sister struggling to survive. Her arrival provokes instant strife, opening old scars and revealing incendiary secrets.
Morna Regan’s play Midden was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2001, winning an Edinburgh Fringe First Award.
‘Regan’s writing is tough, sensitive and nimble, with an earthy sense of humour’
— Sunday Times
‘Morna Regan writes excellent, often witty dialogue, and she is adept at building up tension’
— Sunday Telegraph
Edinburgh Fringe First Award