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The Miracle Man

The Miracle Man

Douglas Maxwell

Oberon Books

"There’s a huge, ambitious and seriously Scottish energy about The Miracle Man that is downright seductive" –Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

"…no diminution in Maxwell's way with a funny one-liner." –Mark Fisher, The Guardian

"…it's unceasingly hilarious…It's got real heart in place of sentimentality, humor where it might have chosen to preach, and an affection for and understanding of its characters…" –David Pollock, The Independent


Holding on to your virginity, getting a ring for your pains and something to believe in, that’s what Dawn, Rob and Fawziya want. Ozzy, their loser PE teacher needs to believe in something too. It will all be fine when the Miracle Man gets here. Won’t it?

The characters are bright, fizzy and fast and on a journey heading for a great big unabashed, get-it-right-up-ye finale. This is a National Theatre of Scotland play which will be touring Scotland throughout Spring of 2010.


Douglas Maxwell was born in 1974 in Girvan, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. His many plays include Decky Does a Bronco, Helmet, Mancub, The Mother Ship and Promises Promises, all of which are published by Oberon Books. The Mother Ship won the Brian Way Award for Best Play for Young People 2009. Decky Does a Bronco was first performed in 2000 by Gridiron Theatre Co winning a Fringe First, The Stage Award and nominated for The Barclay Card Stage Award 2001 for Best Touring Production. Our Bad Magnet was Douglas Maxwell’s debut play and was staged at the Tron Theatre Glasgow in 2000 and then revived in 2001 as a co-production with Borderline. The revival played The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh during the festival and then embarked on a large scale tour of Scotland.

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