Now I’m dead there'll be changes. I won’t keep rolling over. I won’t wag my tail at every insult and injury!
Kathleen Duggan has rushed home to Ireland upon hearing the news that her mother, Maisie, has died.
Only when she gets back to the house, she finds that her mother is alive and well. Almost.
However, after a routine car accident, Maisie believes that she is now dead and wandering around the homestead, awaiting her funeral.
Still able to talk to her childish adult son and her violent, temperamental husband, she will no longer be silenced by the male-dominated, pugnacious atmosphere that has kept her quiet all these years. So when Kathleen comes back for the ‘funeral’, Maisie expects to find her final resting place, safe from the threat of domestic violence once and for all.
The Remains of Maisie Duggan received its world premiere on the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in autumn 2016.