Miss Magarida's Way
Miss Margarida is your teacher. Wildly unpredictable and bursting with sexual frustration, she hurls her theories at her students with a mix of seduction and aggression. Her curriculum is unique; her lessons funny and insane; her methods sacrosanct. Join her Year 8 class and experience education the Miss Margarida way.
This darkly hilarious satire on dictatorship uses Miss Margarida’s classroom to explore the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed, with her pupils as her subjects. Miss Margarida bullies, taunts and cajoles. She is an engaging monster - the embodiment of autocracy gone mad.
5Go Theatre Co. present Miss Margarida’s Way. Written in 1971 by Roberto Athayde in reaction to the dictatorship in his country, Brazil. This production will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the play being written.
Theatre Company Reviews:
Of The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco:
“Julie Drake’s direction establishes the mastery of Ionesco's script while risking a contemporary slant and original artistic touches" (The Spy in the Stalls)
"I was very fortunate to see a brilliant production....This is a humorous play and the actors know how to do funny." (Bridget Whelan - writer and blogger)
Of Leena Makoff (Miss Margarida) as Mary in The Bald Prima Donna:
"Leena Makoff as Mary the Maid presents an engaging and impish character ... Her passionate poetry recital is one of the most compelling, human and raw moments of the production." (London Pub Theatre Magazine)