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Mayday

Coralie is a nineteen year old student. It's the morning of the 30th April and she had just taken a Mifepristone pill, the first stage of a medical abortion. As she waits the 24 hours until she is due to take the second set of pills which will complete the procedure, she relates and reflects on the events and circumstances which brought her to this moment.

Set in Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK in which the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply, Mayday takes us into the mind of an increasingly isolated, conflicted, and terrified young woman who, having ordered the drugs online - illegally - fears that she, and anyone she might confide in, could face prosecution and jail if her actions are discovered.

Starring Eileen O'Higgins (Brooklyn, My Mother and Other Strangers) as Coralie, the cast also includes Anthony Boyle ( Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sophie Robinson (Rebellion, Fifteen) and Imogen Doel (The Importance of Being Earnest, Whisper).

WRITER ..... LUCY CALDWELL
PRODUCER ..... HEATHER LARMOUR.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Jul 2018 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
CoralieEileen O'Higgins
EmmaSophie Robinson
SiobhanImogen Doel
Teenage GirlImogen Doel
IsobelNiamh McEnhill
Child's VoiceNiamh McEnhill
PaulAnthony Boyle
MotherAnnie Farr
Pregrancy TestAnnie Farr
Male PoliticanCaolan Byrne
FatherCaolan Byrne
PriestCaolan Byrne
BaristaWill Irvine
Victorian GentWill Irvine
Talkshow HostWill Irvine
Pro-Choice WebsiteClaire De Boer
Female PoliticianCatriona Hinds
Old LadyCatriona Hinds
NurseCatriona Hinds
Amnesty RepLynsey-Anne Moffat
Pro-Life WebsiteLynsey-Anne Moffat
Tearful MotherLynsey-Anne Moffat
WriterLucy Caldwell
DirectorHeather Larmour

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