Location: Vesta Tilley Studio, Swan Theatre
Date: Tuesday 25th April - Saturday 29th April
Price: £10 (Concessions £8)
Directed by Jane Lush
Originally written for television, Dennis Potter’s deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven seven-year-olds on a summer afternoon during the Second World War in a wood, a field and a barn. The children (all played by adults) play, fight, fantasize and swagger. The children and their world become a microcosm of adult interaction. Willie tags along as burly Peter bullies Raymond and is challenged by fair-minded John. Audrey is over-shadowed by Angela’s prettiness and wreaks her angry frustrations on the boys. All of them gang up on terrified ‘Donald Duck’, who, abused by his mother and ridiculed by his peers, plays his own dangerous game of pyromania which ends in tragedy. The play is now a standard text for GCSE Drama in Great Britain.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
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