A gripping play exploring Western guilt towards the Third World, from an author well-known for her award-winning adaptations for Shared Experience and the National Theatre.
‘You’re not a saint. Saints don’t exist. You’re just a woman doing her best.‘
Mark arrives in a village in India to try and find his wife. He doesn’t understand what has driven her to abandon her young son. Jane cannot explain why she needed to escape or how she ended up looking after children in India – or what is in the bag she’s been holding on to. It is hot, dusty and poor, and a long way from their comfortable life in London.
Helen Edmundson’s play Mother Teresa is Dead was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2002.
‘A tough and moving drama, and one that nags away at the conscience long after you have left the theatre’
— Daily Telegraph