Page extent: 72
ISBN: 9781786822420
Binding: PaperBack

The Whip Hand

Douglas Maxwell

PaperBack (03 Aug 2017)

It’s Dougie’s birthday. He just turned 50 and his family are throwing him a party. But it’s he who has a surprise for them. A bombshell proposal.

He wants his ex-wife Arlene to back his new endeavour. He wants to serve a good cause, a global cause. He wants to make right a terrible wrong, even if it puts their daughter’s future at risk.

An explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786822420
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 72


'Privilege looms large in Douglas Maxwell’s moral muddle of a play... a play about race, social inequality, Scotland’s role in the slave trade and the cushion of wealth... successfully generates tension as fissures start to appear in the family, all the things simmering beneath the surface seep out, and secrets are revealed.' The Stage