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PLAYS FOR YOUTH THEATRE AND SCHOOLS

Written by Neil Duffield

TWICE UPON A TIME
'Somewhere in the distant future - after the great climate change and the raising of the oceans, when the wars of hunger and the collapse of civilisation are but half-forgotten memories, The Cailleach, a shape changing immortal who appears in whatever form she wishes, sets out to entice our hero into the Otherworld, a place where time has no meaning, where past and future cease to exist, and where a single moment equals eternity.'                                                                                    Suitable for a large cast of 14-18 year olds. Commissioned and first produced by the Dundee Rep Youth Theatre (2009)
Published: Aurora Metro Press in 'Plays for Youth Theatre and Large Casts'    ISBN 978-1-906582067    See press reviews.

THE MINOTAUR
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Beyond the realms of place and time, exists a land where dreams are truth and truth is dreams, where the world of the flesh meets the world of the spirit. The name of this land is Myth.' The Minotaur is a story for all time and all people, a tale of adventure and intrigue, of love and betrayal, of fear of the unknown, and of two cultures each bent on revenge. Suitable for large or small cast productions. Audiences aged 8 and upwards. Commissioned and first produced by The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Published: Aurora Metro Press in 'Plays for Youth Theatre and Large Casts'    ISBN 978-1-906582067    READ REVIEWS

SMALL FRY
Commissioned by York Theatre Royal for the Playhouse Project (2008), a joint initiative between York Theatre Royal, Dundee Rep, Plymouth Theatre Royal and Polka Theatre, London. A 35 minute play suitable for performance by a large cast of junior school children or youth theatre group. First performed at Dundee Rep, York Theatre Royal, Plymouth Theatre Royal and Polka in the summer of 2008.                                'Neil Duffield has created a play that pits dragons, predators, scavengers and small fry all against each other in a battle for power, ownership and belonging. This play is an excellent example of how drama can encourage and support team work, and also explores the intricate nature of how the different types of people living in the world interact with each other. Small Fry is an excellent example of ensemble theatre and makes us remember that not all of the big bullies have the power.'
Published: Aurora Metro Press in 'Plays for Youth Theatre and Large Casts'    ISBN 978-1-906582067

TALKING WITH ANGELS
Based on the story of Joan of Arc. Suitable for large or small cast productions. Audiences aged 8 and upwards. Commissioned and first produced by Quicksilver Theatre Company, London.
Published: Aurora Metro Press in 'Plays for Youth Theatre and Large Casts'    ISBN 978-1-906582067

DANCING IN MY DREAMS
Tells the story of a young wartime evacuee from London, who is placed with an unwilling foster family in Cheshire. She copes with the hostility and prejudice by escaping into a world of dancing and the music of the 1930ís. Commissioned and first produced by Action Transport Theatre. Suitable for small or large cast productions spanning a wide age range, children to adult.  READ REVIEWS

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Adapted from the Rudyard Kipling stories. Cast size flexible. Original songs. Many previous productions by professional and amateur companies, youth theatres, schools and colleges. READ REVIEWS

 




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