This will do for the inner city secondary school what the History Boys did for posh grammar schools. With its multi-layered plot, societal themes, fertile language and conflicted characters, this is modern Shakespeare by any other name and deserves to be both transferred in time to a larger venue and onto school curricula. --Londonlist.com
Punchy, edgy and hard hitting. Franzmann has a terrific ear for the mercurial shifts of tone and register in teenage exchanges (among themselves and with adults) and equally terrific insight in to the shifting patterns of group dynamics. --Guardian
Crackles with confrontation, accusation, self-justification and threat...Broody, bullying Jason is a perfect expression of adolescent insecurity whose impact is so disastrous on other people and not least himself. It's a sad, sad play, but a very good one, and much, much more than just promising. --WhatsOnStage.com
About the Author
Vivienne Franzmann was born in 1971. Mogadishu is Vivienne's first published play. The author gave up teaching Drama in a London comprehensive after winning the Bruntwood award in 2008. She lives in East London. Her second play The Witness will be seen at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012.