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SHELTER

A Play in One Act

by WALTER J. ESSEX

 Cast:  8 speaking parts, all important (4 m, 4 f)
 Suggested Age Range:  10 to 18 (2 young, 6 "adult").
 Approx. Running Time:  40 minutes
 Music:  None.
 Set: Ideally a split level - upstage the garden of a family house, downstage the interior of an air raid Shelter. Simple furniture to include a set of bunk beds.
 Synopsis:  The action takes place inside and outside the Anderson Shelter in the Coombes family's back garden during a night of heavy bombing raids on a Midlands industrial town during World War Two. The shelter becomes a place of refuge for more than just the family. The situation engenders tensions between and within the different generations. Courage is not the sole prerogative of the fighting forces!
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 Script:  Code A

 Performance Rights:  Code Z

 Licence to Copy: Code Z
 
 Video Recording Licence: Code H  

ISBN 978 1 872475 60 8

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