Episode 41: Martha Loader – nationally acclaimed playwright from Ipswich on her career and latest show – Bindweed

1 May 2024

Martha Loader is simply an awesome person! We talk to her about her love of writing and the steps she has taken to get to an award-winning playwright. Martha also talks about her brilliant play, Bindweed  – soon to be on the stage at the New Wolsey Theatre and the Colchester Mercury.

Bindweed is written by Martha Loader, as part of the Mercury Playwrights scheme, and won the Judges’ Award at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022.

A Mercury Original co-produced with HighTide and New Wolsey Theatre in association with The Royal Exchange Theatre.

Show content advice: This show is recommended to those aged 18+, those aged between 16-18 may attend but will need to be accompanied by an adult. This performance contains swearing, violence, misogynistic conversation, reference to coercive control, rape and sexual assault, reference to murder and suicide, and references to children obtaining and sharing pornography.

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