Margaret Perry is originally from Cork in Ireland, and now lives in London. Her debut play, Porcelain, was picked from the unsolicited script pile and produced by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2018. Porcelain masterfully interweaves the story of a new mother in London in 2017 battling post-natal depression, with the famous 19th century Irish tale of Bridget Cleary, whose husband murdered her claiming that she had been taken by fairies.
Her second play Collapsible started life at the Vaults Festival in London in 2019, going on to win awards at both the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festivals, followed by a successful run at the Bush Theatre in 2020.
Margaret joins me to talk about her new play Paradise Now! after its acclaimed run at the Bush. The Telegraph said when Paradise Now! opened in December 2022 that it “might well be the best new play of the year.”
Margaret recommended John by Annie Baker.