Wilderness is a play about the impact on children of family separation, it runs until April 27th at the Hampstead Theatre in London – try to see it if you can.
Review By an Alienated Mother
The stage setting (see photos) was stark which was appropriate and a powerful way to set the scene for such a raw, emotional journey between conflicted parents. I’m pleased to say that on the Saturday matinee I saw the play there was a pretty full audience.
Initially the separating parents had all good intentions to work together to do what was best for their son. As the story unfolds it becomes clear that the mother, who went through a difficult childbirth and did not have a happy childhood herself has an overwhelming need for her son; her love for him and her own identity is completely defined by this child. The father wants to…
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