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"SAY GOODBYE TO SATCHWELL ROAD"

by PETER NIXON

Cast: About 40 named parts + extras, equally m / f but very flexible; some doubling is possible
Suggested Age Range: 9 upwards - best with a wide range.
Approx. Running Time: 110 minutes [ + interval]
Music: Contemporary songs of 1930's and earlier, traditional hymns and childrens' chants. [No original music].
Set: .Open stage area adaptable to various town and country domestic and public settings of 1939.
Synopsis: A musical drama which explores the experience of the 1939 evacuation, its effects upon a group of London schoolchildren from various backgrounds and upon the Norfolk adults and children on whom they are billeted.
The piece culminates in a pantomime "Nativity Play" with contemporary references (including an Angel / Chamberlain and a Herod / Hitler) in which the characters attempt to come to terms with their situation and the impending reality of war.
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Production by:

St. Michael's Preparatory School,
Otford,
Kent

at:

The Sackville Theatre,
Sevenoaks

July 2000

Recommendations
by some who have already performed this show:-
"I have produced this play before; I think it is a wonderful play and I shall do it again. Many audience members said how good a play it is and how refreshing it was to see something a bit different from the normal school repertoire."
Stephen Robinson, The Mount School, Bromsgrove.

Price Codes:

Script: Code D
Performance Rights: Code X
 Licence to Copy: Code X
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 51 6

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