Lucy Caldwell

Mayday
  • Mayday

    • Lucy Caldwell

    • Anthony Boyle (Read by)

    • Eileen O'Higgins (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Imogen Doel (Read by)

    • Sophie Robinson (Read by)

    Nineteen and pregnant in Northern Ireland. What would you do?

    Coralie is a nineteen year old student. It's the morning of the 30th April and she has just taken a Mifepristone pill, the first stage of a medical abortion. She has ordered the drugs online - illegally. She, and anyone she might confide in, could face prosecution and jail if her actions are discovered. As she waits the 24 hours until she is due to take the second set of pills which will complete the procedure, she reflects on the events that brought her to this moment.

    Set in Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK in which the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply, Mayday takes us into the mind of an increasingly isolated, conflicted, and terrified young woman.

    Starring Eileen O'Higgins (Brooklyn, My Mother and Other Strangers) as Coralie, the cast also includes Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sophie Robinson (Rebellion, Fifteen) and Imogen Doel (The Importance of Being Earnest, Whisper).

    Produced by Heather Larmour.

Lucy Caldwell is the author of three novels and several stage plays and radio dramas. Among her awards are the Commonwealth Writers’ Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her debut collection of short stories, Multitudes, was published in 2016.

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