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Two World War One Plays

by CLAIRE JONES

These two plays are complete in themselves but there is some overlap of characters and they can therefore be played in tandem.

An English Heaven
Cast: 8 ( All f ).
Suggested Age Range: 15 upwards.
Approx. Running Time: 30 minutes.
Music: None.
Set: Interior of a village post office / shop, during World War One.
Synopsis:

It is 7.30 a.m. on 1st July 1916. A group of women and girls from the village call in for letters from their menfolk - husbands, fathers, brothers, sweethearts - all away at the Front, serving in the local regiment. Their own concerns are foremost: planned weddings, new babies, work and managing while the men are away; but within half an hour events abroad will have changed their lives.

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Is There Honey Still?
Cast: 9 ( All f ).
Suggested Age Range: 15 upwards.
Approx. Running Time: 35 minutes.
Music: None
Set: A World War One dressing station; camp beds and orange boxes.
Synopsis: Later in 1916. A group of young VAD nurses from very different backgrounds are thrust together in a dressing station near the battlefields of the Somme during the First World War. They unite in facing up to the realities of war - which affect some of them far more directly than just through the men they are treating. The thought of the 'honey for tea', which they have left behind in England, is a long way away.
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ISBN 978 1 902472 08 9

Price Codes:

Script: Code C
Performance Rights: Code Z
(each play)

Performance Rights: Code Y
(in combination)
 Licence to Copy: An English Heaven Code Z
 Licence to Copy: Is There Still Honey Code Z
 Licence to Copy Code Y
(in combination)
 Video Recording Licence: Code H
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