Mercy Madonna of Malawi. That is the name of the play surrounding singer Madonna’s controversial adoption of four-year-old Mercy James. Toby Gough, an award-winning British director who created the show, said this about his play: “It’s outrageous, irreverent, it’s full of music.”
“We rewrite some of Madonna’s songs to tell the story of how she ended up in Malawi, the problems she faced being stopped in the process and what Malawians feel about it. ”
“It is due to poverty that [Malawians] are forced to put their children in to orphanages. There are ways for children to be cared for in their own countries, not taken to other cultures,” Toby added.
Mercy of Madonna is being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe(in the UK) this month(August 7th-31) by a Malawian cast.