‘They say we’re like swans. Ruddy beautiful graceful things on the surface of a lake but underneath we’re paddling like mad.’
Maggie and Gordon first met, dancing to Rod Stewart songs, in 1971. Now in their sixties, and still very much in love, they’ve been finishing each other’s songs all their marriage.
But now Maggie is feeling foggy and some days the songs are all she can remember. Her son and his new girlfriend are coming to dinner, and her best friend is asking questions.
Frances Poet’s play Maggie May is an extraordinary drama about an ordinary family who must balance the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia.
A heartfelt and inspiring story of hope, it was first produced in 2020 by Leeds Playhouse, Curve Theatre, Leicester, and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, directed by Jemima Levick.