Magdalen
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The little known stories of the women and girls who were sent to wash away their sins in commercial laundries run by orders of nuns in mid twentieth-century Ireland are revealed in a singular, compelling, multi-character performance. Erin Layton swiftly transitions in and out of time periods, voices and images that breed anger, compassion, sorrow and mistrust (TheatreReviews.com), embodying with ease all of these many disparate characters and making them all flesh and blood people. The performance of the festival (HuffingtonPost.com). Magdalen was the recipient of the Best Documentary Script at the United Solo Festival in 2013.

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