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Leaving Samson

0 Male, 9 Female

Dougie Blaxland Price: $14.95

A true story based on the eviction of the women of Samson, one of the Isles of Scilly, in the mid 19th century

The play explores the way the women of the island face the loss of all their men folk who are tragically drowned whilst trying to secure a wreck for salvage in a raging storm

The bereaved communityís way of life is doomed, however, when the islandís water becomes contaminated by salt

Whilst Leaving Samson dramatises a struggle for survival, it also addresses the ambiguous relationship that the women have with an island culture which has made them subordinate to their men

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