Drama. By Helen Edmundson. Based on the novel by George Eliot.
Cast: 4m., 4w. (Doubling, expandable.) "This adaptation of George Eliot's novel of torrential passion…pushes the boat of theatricality way beyond its usual moorings… The central concept is having three Maggies…a concept that is thrillingly effective in performance. It creates a sort of 3-D effect… It makes you understand, in a way entirely in keeping with the spirit of the Victorian novel, how Maggie is shaped by her environment and circumstances." (The Guardian, London) "With rare theatrical vibrancy, Helen Edmundson's free adaptation distills the essence of George Eliot's feminist novel… The device of the three Maggies expresses beautifully the heroine's emotional conflict, with number one arguing for impetuous passion against number two's moral restraint as number three is drawn into a relationship with her cousin's wooer." (Evening Standard, London)