Plays for Youth Theatres and Large Casts

Plays for Youth Theatres and Large Casts

200 pages pbk

Plays for Youth Theatres and Large Casts

by Neil Duffield

Following the success of the adaptation we published for the stage of Charles Dickens' ‘The Christmas Carol’ also by Neil Duffield - we are pleased to provide the first collection ever of his plays for young people to perform.

Twice Upon a Time

Somewhere in the distant future a creature deceives a young warrior into entering the Otherworld. Can he find his way back to the girl he loves?

"There's some serious thought here about storytelling, perception, imagination, and different realities; and a few fine performances, too, from a company whose outstanding commitment and energy shine through every line of this blazingly adventurous show" The Scotsman re: Dundee Rep. production

Small Fry

Winner of The Writers' Guild Award for Best Children's Play 2006

'A play that pits dragons, scavengers and small fry against each other in a battle for power, ownership and belonging.' The Telegraph

The Minotaur

"A spell-binding version of the famous myth of Theseus and the Minotaur... An adventure for younger audiences [with] love, lust, betrayal and sibling rivalry.... a story that asks important questions" The Sheffield Star

Talking with Angels

An original and highly imaginative retelling of the complex story of Joan of Arc.

'This fine show is suitable for anyone over the age of 7 and it works very well, especially the last powerful scene of Joan at the stake" The Stage


About the Author

Neil Duffield has written more than fifty plays and adaptations which have been staged extensively throughout Britain and abroad. In 2006, he won the Arts Council England Children's Award for Small Fry 'for work which displays excellence, inspiration and innovation in children's theatre.' Neil lives in Bolton with his wife, theatre director Eileen Murphy.


Reviews of the play collection

"These four scripts have been tried and tested and continue to be performed regularly in youth theatres and schools since their publication in 2009... All these plays reflect the research, hard work and expertise of the author in coming up with texts which are rich in their use of language, framed by strong stories which are accessible and relevant to the young actors and audiences who will no doubt enjoy them." Drama Resource


Price: £12.99

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