The Maladies (Paperback)
1508. France. A woman dances compulsively - and soon hundreds join her.
1962. Tanzania. A schoolgirl's laughing fit spreads from village to village.
2011. USA. Cheerleaders are overcome by uncontrollable twitching.
2023. London. A group of women suddenly lose the ability to speak - and no one can figure out why. The team at an all-female podcast decide to investigate and end up on a journey of discovery, uncovering more than they bargained for.
The Maladies by Carmen Nasr is a powerful, provocative play, offering rich material for schools, colleges and youth theatres, particularly those looking for leading roles for young women. It was devised with the Almeida Young Company, directed by Yasmin Hafesji, and first performed at The Yard Theatre, London, in April 2022.