Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood




Date: November 20

Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm


South Side Community Centre

117 Nicolson Street, Newington, EH8 9ER

Newington, Edinburgh, GB, EH8 9ER

Maryland, written in response to the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa, is hosted by Art27scotland at the Southside Community Centre

On 20 November 2021, a multi-cultural, multi-generational cast of 20 will give two performances of Maryland at 19:00 and 20:30. Maryland is described by the playwright Lucy Kirkwood as ‘a howl of rage’, written at great speed to try to express in dramatic form how she – and so many others – feel about a culture of violence against women.

After an extended sell-out run at London’s Royal Court in October 2021, this astonishing, visceral cry of fury has been made temporarily available for script-in-hand performance across the UK.

This Edinburgh production of Maryland is being directed by Hilary Spiers. Hilary is a novelist, award-winning short story writer and playwright, who writes about ordinary women in sometimes extraordinary circumstances.

Helen Trew, Co-director of Art27scotland, said: ‘We are thrilled to be able to facilitate these performances, ensuring that this important piece is seen here in Edinburgh.’

Vicky Featherstone, Director of the Royal Court, describes the play as showing ‘the world back to us in a way that momentarily stops us feeling so alone, so fearful, so lost. There is order. There is hope. This is what this enormous, tiny play does.’

Maryland runs for approximately 30 minutes. The performances will be socially distanced, and all attendees are required to wear masks throughout their visit.

Tickets cost £5 (including £0.98 booking fee) and all proceeds (excluding booking fee) will go to the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre. Additional donations to the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre can be made at For more information and ways to contribute, visit


Lift dimensions: 100cm x 86cm.

When you exit the lift, you will be on a level access area into the Main Hall. You will be able to remain on a level surface in the Main Hall.The hall is large and echoey. We currently do not have a hearing loop. We can provide a quiet room on request. If you are attending any Art27scotland activity and require BSL interpretation, please email Alternatively, please phone or text 07534 602 776.

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Content warning

Maryland contains emotive content, which is listed here:

Age recommendation


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