MAISIE SAYS SHE LOVES ME
by Jimmy Osborne
"As the audience cross the stage to their seats, actor (and director) David Aula is already sitting in the performance space. He’s a big jovial man, with a scruffy beard and glasses from behind which twinkling eyes are watching shrewdly. It is a bit uncomfortable sat up in the chairs with this man expectantly observing his crowd but then, with a wry smile, he stands up... an incredible script... and a deep and complex character"
Maisie is a play inspired by a question. Does being a strong man mean keeping it all in? One simple question that then inspires further questions. Is that what men have been asked to do? Who is asking them to do it? Does it work? What could happen if one man does keep it all in? What happens to those around him? What happens to him? We also wanted to explore cycles of learnt behaviour and how we can take on patterns of behaviour without being conscious of it.
It’s also a play about Sheldon, someone who would loe a big family. Someone who wants to be happy.