Al Wadlan's Alternative Synopsis
During Motherland rehearsals actor Al Wadlan created his own version of the story of the play based on the strap line of our poster " Incoceivable Revelations" Here's what he came up with
In a clinic with its own reception
The pioneers of contraception
Came across the medication
To become the recommendation
Taught in sexual education
To children right across the nation
All truths with absolutely no deception
So as to avoid unwanted conception!
Without all this intervention
The consensus on the current convention
Was either careful indiscretion
Or consequently multiple conception.
Of course, an option was sterilisation
But this was beyond contemplation
As, although for some, this was a temptation
Was too final in its implementation.
The first challenge was the persuasion
Of staff to use the contraception,
As fizzing and other displeasing sensations
We're causing them lots of hesitation.
When it came to it, though, there was a retraction
Of the original objection
And, although filled with warranted vexation,
Nurse Cooper continued the experimentation!
Humphrey and Harry, though, had reservations
Suspicious of Marie's motivation,
Considering she had association
With Dirk of notorious reputation.
Dirk, through his skilful powers of seduction,
Forced money out of the unsuspecting clinician
Claiming legal obligations
When euthanasia was his real intention.
With bold dictation and assertion
Humphrey saves Marie's reputation
Keeping her away from police suspicion
By ensuring her disassociation
From the Eugenics program to control the population.
Humphrey also eased the tension
Between Marie and Harry who'd seen Marie's indiscretions
He explained to Harry how the relations
Between mother and grandmother had fuelled the situation
Although Mrs. Hems suspected the renovations
Implied a flat or housing conversion
Peace is made with the family planning association!
Everyone is shocked at Marie's confession
Of not having a medical doctorate in her possession
But it is Nurse Cooper's intention To keep the practice open for medication dispensation
To the general sick population
So as to avoid premature deterioration
And extend age of death expectation!