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Magnolia Walls: A Play About the Impact of Military Life on Families

Press Release from Newcastle University


‘Magnolia Walls’ is a story of military life, but not as you’ve seen it before. Set in Northumberland, the play follows the tumultuous lives of Roxie and Pen, two military wives who form an unlikely ‘Thelma and Louise’ style friendship.


The play is based on research by Newcastle University’s Dr Alice Cree and Dr Hannah West, in collaboration with Workie Ticket Theatre CIC and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.


Drawing on interviews, focus groups, a