The North Wall in association with The Pleasance

North Wall on Tour: E8

Written by Marika Mckennell Directed by Ria Parry

World PremiereEdinburgh Fringe 2019

“When you see a scar you know someone’s had pain, but if you can’t see it how would you know?”

In a school for excluded pupils in Hackney, Bailey waits for a decision that could change her life, whilst her headteacher prepares to leave it all behind.

Full of humour and heart, Marika Mckennell’s timely new play gives voice to those who have fallen through the cracks in mainstream education.

Marika Mckennell is a Camden Roundhouse Resident Artist and a graduate of The North Wall’s ArtsLab programme. She is spoken word artist, playwright and performer.

Director Ria Parry is co-director of The North Wall, and co-founder of Iron Shoes theatre company, winning Fringe First Awards for Mad About the Boy by Gbolahan Obisesan and Crush by Paul Charlton.

Age Guidance: 14+
Contains strong language and some upsetting scenes

Accessible Performances

Mon 12 Aug – Captioned
Tue 13 Aug – Relaxed / Download E8 Story Synopsis 
Thu 15 Aug – BSL Interpreted


"The four actors bring a harrowing naturalism to the powerful writing...

The List

"A rich and accurate depiction of a system usually hidden from the public eye"

Broadway Baby

North Wall on Tour: E8


£8 - £13

Extra information

This performance takes place at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, from 31 July – 25 August

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