Wallace Norman / Woodstock Fringe Brother's Keeper



Brother’s Keeper is a play about courageous survival. The play tracks the journey of the central character, William, from ten years old to middle age. Unable to hide his uniqueness, William, like many LGBTQ+ youths, suffers brutal abuse in school just because he is different. The toxic effect of bullying is a key theme in this work. Brother James, his priest, takes a "special" interest in William. What damage is done when a priest sexually abuses boys? How do predators justify what they have done? Why do some victims survive and others perish? In middle age, William finds the courage to confront his abuser. This cathartic event leads William to a path of healing. He finds hope and joy and love.

This show was part of our Edinburgh Fringe 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Programme