My Name Is review even-handed account of Molly Campbell scandal
Arcola theatre, London
Sudha Bhuchar’s unhysterical account of a schoolgirl caught between her mother and father and society pays dividends
In 2006, 12-year-old Scottish girl Molly Campbell disappeared from Shetland, where she lived with her divorced mother, and turned up in Pakistan with her father. There was a media storm, with suggestions that Molly had been abducted to be forced into an arranged marriage. Then Molly announced that she had left willingly, and tabloids turned their attention on her mother, suggesting she was an unfit parent.
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