On Thursday 7th May 2020 at 5 p.m. a group of professional actors are going to read a play written by HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC. You are invited to watch the play-reading which will be performed by using Zoom. There will be a Question and Answer session after the play-reading when the actors will answer any questions you have and will do so in role.
If you would like to attend, please complete the Google form which can be accessed by following the link below.
The play 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 play will be of interest to those who have an interest in issues relating to the parents maintaining contact with their children and the causes of separation. It will be of particular interest to lawyers who practice in private law, social workers, students, charity workers, Cafcass officers and social observers. All are welcome but we do not think that the play is suitable for anyone under the age of 16.
The purpose of the play is to raise money for the charity One25 (which has not endorsed the play) – we are doing this of our own initiative.