Promises Promises

On Febuary 19th Random Accomplice (Johnny McKnight’s production company) bring us Promises Promises, a gripping new thriller which combines a specially composed soundtrack and integrated projection to create an unforgetable theatrical event.

Promises Promises tells the story of  retired teacher Maggie Brodie  who is called in for some supply cover. A patronising, idiotic young headmaster is a tolerable indignity.  But her frustrations increase when a mute Somalian child in her class, whom Maggie is inexplicably drawn to, is believed by her family and community to be possessed.

Watch this teaser trailer which is not only a fantastic animation, but also gives an insight into the themes of the play.

Look what the journalists are saying:

It takes a considerable performance and a very good script for a single actor to hold the stage on their own for fully 90 minutes. But… Joanna Tope, as Miss Brodie, does exactly that. Johnny McKnight gets the dramatic arc just right.” Robert Dawson Scott, The Times ****

“With this great new monologue … (Douglas) Maxwell has made his breakthrough, producing a 90 minute text of such sustained brilliance … that it sometimes threatens to take the breath away.” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman *****

So don’t just take my word for it!

Promises Promises is at macroebrt February 19th 8pm, book your tickets now on 01786 466 666 or book online . Leave a comment to let us know if you are thinking about coming!


About macrobert
macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via

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