The Stock Da’wa is a taut and blackly comic three-person play about truth, fundamentalism and mothers.
Paul, Joan and Mr Wilson are standing in the kitchen. Paul has just returned with a bag and a bloodied nose to his hometown of Stock after an absence of seventeen years. As a boy he was practically adopted by Joan after becoming friends with her son Oliver. She lives with Mr Wilson, a gay retired English teacher who taught the boys when they were young. Paul is now married, and converted to Islam. As the secrets of the past are exhumed, the reunion atmosphere is strained enough without there being something distinctly odd about the bag Paul is carrying.
The Stock Da’wa was first performed at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2011.